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law-abiding

adjective according to law, bene moratus, careful to follow the law, complying, conforming, conforming to the laws, descent, dutiful, ethical, evenhanded, follows the law, follows the preecribed laws, high-minded, high-principled, honest, in conformity with the law, incorrupt, incorruptible, irreproachable, law-revering, legal, legitimate, licit, moral, noble, not illegitimate, obedient, obsequious, on the up and up, principled, proper, reputable, right-minded, righteous, scrupulous, statutable, statutory, sticks to the law, sticks to the letter of the law, straight, straightforward, trustworthy, trusty, unbribable, uncorrupted, unimpeachable, upright, upstanding, valid, virtuous, within the law, within the limits of the law
Associated concepts: law-abiding citizens
See also: clean, ethical, honest, lawful, legitimate, licit, moral, obedient, rightful
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They would be law-abiding, working, taxpaying citizens and responsible parents if they lived sober lives.
Said Blank, "It is a long standing Amish belief and tradition to instill good work ethics in our children at a young age and to start training a child at a fairly young age to become a self-supporting, respectful and law-abiding citizen.
In his brief, Webb noted that, "Courts are particularly stringent when analyzing laws that extinguish the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, as opposed to laws that merely regulate Second Amendment activity.
Its about time that we started to make a lot more noise in support of law-abiding citizens who are causing us no grief, are not trying to blow us up and are not trying to stuff their religion down our throats.
Lenient sentencing AFTER reading about all the violent crimes committed and most who do them are roaming the streets after being given a non-custodial sentence, it makes me wonder whether all the law-abiding citizens would be safer if we were the ones behind bars.
Please note in the Northboro gun range situation, that law-abiding Americans in Massachusetts cannot exercise their rights under federal law to possess a sound suppressor for their firearms.
For that reason, they have always commanded respect from law-abiding Scots.
Colonel Dr Salah Obaid Al Ghul, Cultural Director at the Secretariat-General of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, has called upon parents to inculcate law-abiding nature into their children in their early ages.
THE decent, law-abiding majority in Britain would never dream of joining in a brutal gang attack on a man then leaving him for dead.
Ordinary law-abiding folk who have had to put up with this illegal encampment for a decade.
to comfort these people who have committed crimes against law-abiding people and/or society?
Law-abiding gun owners throughout Massachusetts scored a major victory as Gov.