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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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Today Congress gave the federal government the authority to continue warrantless searches, secret personal data collection, and intrusive government spying on law-abiding Americans.
We believe law-abiding citizens should be able to carry their essential and valuable tools without the fear of arbitrary, inconsistent and ineffective government restrictions.
Every time we would read the news, we would see how a law-abiding citizen would be killed by a criminal, a drug addict.
Time we made it clear that we support any decent law-abiding part of our society, including Jewish people, and will not tolerate any more the vile abuse directed at them.
Obviously there is a huge gap in the way courts view these crimes and the law-abiding citizens.
Sound suppressors can be manufactured in Massachusetts, and public servants can use them under color of their office, but law-abiding Americans cannot possess the same under their constitutional rights.
With this, more Filipinos should become law-abiding citizens
Harassing law-abiding members of the public could jeopardise the mutual respect between communities and police.
Regarding the semi-auto rifles and other guns banned now, you let the criminals decide what the law-abiding citizens can do, rather than the other way around.
The decent, law-abiding majority in Britain would also expect any thug who did so to be locked up for a long time.
In case you missed it (which is entirely possible as the law-abiding residents of Crays Hill seem to have been the most ignored bunch of people throughout), Sally said: "We can march.
Why not let these prisoners do their time, with no luxuries, because then people, on the whole, would be far less likely to commit crimes against law-abiding people and their belief that society is there to help the law-abiding citizens, and not to reward those who commit crimes.