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law-abiding

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlaw-abidingˈlaw-aˌbiding adjective  OBEYrespectful of the law and obeying it a law-abiding citizen
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law-abidingThere is a tendency to look back at a time when people were more peaceful and law-abiding.These men are all decent, tax-paying, law-abiding people.law-abiding citizenThe five paramilitary officers from the Rathcoole district had each an unblemished record as a law-abiding citizen.The majority of people in Oldham are law-abiding citizens.Those who suffered most, the committee revealed, were the law-abiding citizens.Once upon a time we were all law-abiding citizens, and now we've got football hooligans.I am normally a law-abiding citizen but I had not a single scruple.Most law-abiding citizens obeyed it but not so the denizens of the slums, stinking alleys and runnels of Edinburgh.Eighth Uncle, you know as well as anyone that my brother and I have been honest, law-abiding citizens since childhood.In future, all movie gays will be law-abiding citizens with healthy relationships, no repressive hang-ups, and a glitter-free wardrobe.
From Longman Business Dictionarylaw-abidingˈlaw-aˌbiding adjectiveLAW a law-abiding person does not break the lawThe role of the police is to enforce the law and protect law-abiding citizens.
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