adjective law–abid·ing \ˈl-ə-ˌbī-diŋ\

: obeying the law : not doing anything that the law does not allow

Full Definition of LAW-ABIDING

:  abiding by or obedient to the law <law–abiding citizens>
law–abid·ing·ness noun

First Known Use of LAW-ABIDING

LAW-ABIDINGNESS Defined for Kids


adjective law–abid·ing \ˈl-ə-ˌbī-diŋ\

Definition of LAW-ABIDING for Kids

:  obeying the law <a law-abiding citizen>


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