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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Adhering to the law.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Abiding or standing by the law; obedient to law: as, law - abiding citizens.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Abiding the law; waiting for the operation of law for the enforcement of rights; also, abiding by the law; obedient to the law.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Obeying the laws of society; not a lawbreaker; without a criminal record.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs

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