law-abiding

[law-uh-bahy-ding]
adjective
obeying or keeping the law; obedient to law: law-abiding citizens.

Origin:
1830–40

law-abidingness, noun
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law-abiding
 
adj
adhering more or less strictly to the laws: a law-abiding citizen
 
'law-abidingness
 
n

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law-abiding
1859, from law + abiding.
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Example sentences
None of this is exactly fair on those law-abiding sorts who do pay their taxes,
  of course.
The other maintains that even the safest cars with law-abiding drivers can
  crash.
The decline in the crime rate correlates with the increasing ownership of guns
  by law-abiding citizens.
On the other hand, a law-abiding citizen of a country is paying taxes.
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