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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.
(Definition of on the right/wrong side of the law from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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