Meaning of “law-abiding” in the English Dictionary

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"law-abiding" in British English

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law-abidingadjective

uk /ˈlɔː.əˌbaɪ.dɪŋ/ us /ˈlɑː.əˌbaɪ.dɪŋ/

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 /ˈlɔːəˌbaɪdɪŋ/ us LAW

obeying and respecting the law:

A law-abiding citizen reported the scam to the police.

(Definition of “law-abiding” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)