Definition of 'law-abiding'
Example sentences containing 'law-abiding'
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To a lot of good law-abiding citizens like myself it is their job. The Sun (2012)They are the backbone of sport just as the law-abiding majority are the backbone of society. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The law-abiding people of this country seek proper justice. The Sun (2006)Was he genuinely not aware of the sort of law-abiding person you are? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Prisoners are better off than law-abiding citizens who can barely afford to eat and heat their homes. The Sun (2012)The law-abiding majority will rightly worry about the ease with which the police can access confidential data. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Human rights should be for law-abiding people. The Sun (2015)So the introduction of random breath tests should not be a problem for the law-abiding majority. The Sun (2008)Prison corruption can seem a remote concern to the law-abiding majority. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It would also hugely benefit the vast majority of law-abiding refugees. The Sun (2010)This shows how the police can use the law-abiding majority to be its eyes and ears on the streets. Times, Sunday Times (2011)No law-abiding person is complaining there. Times, Sunday Times (2008)No wonder decent law-abiding people despair. The Sun (2009)The news has been condemned by civil liberties groups that claim that the plans would mean excessive delving into the lives of law-abiding citizens. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The loss of trust in decent, law-abiding adults is a huge worry. The Sun (2009)An example needs to be made of him on behalf of all honest, law-abiding motorists. The Sun (2009)You let criminals into the country, but keep out law-abiding people. The Sun (2016)What about law-abiding citizens' human rights to be safe? The Sun (2013)Cyclists behaving like law-abiding citizens? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Decent, law-abiding people can fight back by ensuring they show officers the respect they deserve. The Sun (2012)But Londoners are the least law-abiding citizens. The Sun (2010)I am a law-abiding person. The Sun (2014)
Trends of 'law-abiding'
Used Rarely. law-abiding is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'law-abiding'
British English: law-abiding ADJECTIVE
A law-abiding person always obeys the law and is considered to be good and honest because of this.
We believe that the law should protect decent law-abiding citizens.
Definition of law-abiding from the Collins English Dictionary
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