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English definition of “on the right/wrong side of the law”

on the right/wrong side of the law

obeying /not obeying the law : After coming out of prison , he tried to stay on the right side of the law .Obeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
(Definition of on the right/wrong side of the law from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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