Definition of law-abiding adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlɔː əbaɪdɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔː əbaɪdɪŋ//
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obeying and respecting the law law-abiding citizensExtra examples Law-abiding soccer fans are getting increasingly annoyed with the troublemakers. The police have been preventing ordinary law-abiding citizens from going about their own business. This new ruling could criminalize millions of law-abiding people.
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