law-abiding

adjective
law-abid·​ing | \ ˈlȯ-ə-ˌbī-diŋ How to pronounce law-abiding (audio) \

Definition of law-abiding

: abiding by or obedient to the law law-abiding citizens

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Other Words from law-abiding

law-abidingness noun

First Known Use of law-abiding

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of law-abiding was in 1834

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“Law-abiding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/law-abiding. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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law-abiding

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of law-abiding

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

law-abiding

adjective
law-abid·​ing | \ ˈlȯ-ə-ˌbī-diŋ \

Kids Definition of law-abiding

: obeying the law a law-abiding citizen

law-abiding

adjective
law-abid·​ing | \ ˈlȯ-ə-ˈbī-diŋ \

Legal Definition of law-abiding

: abiding by or obedient to the law

Other Words from law-abiding

law-abidingness noun

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