Definition of law-abiding in English:

law-abiding

adjective

  • Obedient to the laws of society.

    ‘a law-abiding citizen’
    • ‘More likely the product of those years, in the main, turned into decent law-abiding members of society.’
    • ‘The problem nowadays is that there is no proper justice for law-abiding people.’
    • ‘This must be the only case in history of the usual suspects being the most law-abiding citizens.’
    • ‘They want the community where the decent, law-abiding majority are in charge.’
    • ‘It is not acceptable that law-abiding members of our community should suffer the nuisance behaviour of a minority.’
    • ‘A law-abiding citizen who gets caught on a traffic camera faces a stiffer penalty!’
    • ‘He has very high morals and is law-abiding and he's never done anything criminally wrong in his life.’
    • ‘In any civilized and law-abiding society the defeat of the terrorist is a public interest of the first importance.’
    • ‘Like the rest of the law-abiding citizens of York, I am disgusted with the breakdown of law and order in our city.’
    • ‘Minor vandalism is annoying, expensive and distressing to law-abiding citizens.’
    • ‘The vast majority of postal workers are decent, honest, law-abiding people.’
    • ‘Lack of affordable housing and a shortage of properties can price decent, law-abiding people out of homes.’
    • ‘They are all law-abiding citizens and actively wish to contribute to society.’
    • ‘We are very grateful for the response of the law-abiding majority.’
    • ‘They just catch mainly honest and law-abiding citizens who, for the most part, are driving at appropriate speeds.’
    • ‘But we also want the rights of all law-abiding citizens to be respected and protected as well.’
    • ‘That mechanism must be respected and used if we are to remain a free and law-abiding nation.’
    • ‘Just as we should all expect to be transported about the city in a totally safe manner by law-abiding, competent drivers.’
    • ‘Two highly disciplined and law-abiding populations meekly submitted to defeat.’
    • ‘It's yet another way of hitting the pocket of the law-abiding, dutiful driver.’
    well behaved, lawful, righteous, honest, honourable, correct, upright, upstanding, good, decent, proper, solid, virtuous, moral, ethical
    high-minded, right-minded, principled, worthy, orderly, above board, clean-living, peaceable, peaceful, civilized
    dutiful, duteous, obedient, compliant, manageable, deferential, respectful, disciplined
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Pronunciation:

law-abiding

/ˈlô əˌbīdiNG/