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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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Rather than possessing virtues of endless conversation alone, an ideal democratic citizen will also need to possess moral courage, law-abidingness, loyalty and self-restraint among others.
22) Among Horder's sufficient conditions are strategic and common goods concerns that relate to the fit between legal prohibitions and secular morality, the legitimacy of the criminal law and the community's interest in "a culture of compliance and law-abidingness," fairness, system administrability, and the proper allocation of decision-making authority among governmental actors given the relative institutional competencies of the legislature and the courts.
Citizenship manifests itself in three ways: law-abidingness, patriotism, and public works.
Libertarians recognize that a free market needs a culture of law-abidingness, promise-keeping, and respect for contracts.
Such measures have been cited as reinforcing norms of law-abidingness among inner-city youth.
reputation for law-abidingness, or it may be strong enough to extract