What is law-abiding?

  • (adj): (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs.
    Example: "Law-abiding citizens"
    Synonyms: observant
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More definitions of "law-abiding":

  • (adj): (of groups) not violent or disorderly.
    Synonyms: peaceful

Famous quotes containing the word law-abiding:

    If he who breaks the law is not punished, he who obeys it is cheated. This, and this alone, is why lawbreakers ought to be punished: to authenticate as good, and to encourage as useful, law-abiding behavior. The aim of criminal law cannot be correction or deterrence; it can only be the maintenance of the legal order.
    Thomas Szasz (b. 1920)