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law-abiding

[law-uh-bahy-ding] /ˈlɔ əˌbaɪ dɪŋ/
adjective
1.
obeying or keeping the law; obedient to law:
law-abiding citizens.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
Related forms
law-abidingness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for law abiding

law-abiding

adjective
1.
adhering more or less strictly to the laws: a law-abiding citizen
Derived Forms
law-abidingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for law abiding

law-abiding

adj.

1839, from law + abiding.

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