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Meaning of “law-abiding” in the English Dictionary

"law-abiding" in British English

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law-abidingadjective

uk   /ˈlɔː.əˌbaɪ.dɪŋ/  us   /ˈlɑː-/
Someone who is law-abiding ​obeys the ​law: Such ​actions against law-abiding citizens will not be ​tolerated.
(Definition of law-abiding from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"law-abiding" in American English

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law-abidingadjective

 us   /ˈlɔ·əˌbɑɪ·dɪŋ/
obeying and ​respecting the ​law: a law-abiding ​citizen
(Definition of law-abiding from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"law-abiding" in Business English

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law-abidingadjective

uk   us   /ˈlɔːəˌbaɪdɪŋ/ LAW
obeying and respecting the ​law: A law-abiding ​citizenreported the ​scam to the ​police.
(Definition of law-abiding from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “law-abiding”
in Chinese (Simplified) 守法的,遵守法律的…
in Turkish yasalara saygılı, kanunlara itaat eden…
in Russian законопослушный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 守法的,遵守法律的…
in Polish prawomyślny, praworządny…
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