law-abiding


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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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In one situation, law-abiding New Zealanders were punished for the actions of a single foreigner.
The new law is aimed at confining all prisoners in safe custody, ensuring their fundamental rights and their rehabilitation into society as law-abiding citizens.
Make that your usual angry guy with a gun who's a Free Stater who was also a "law-abiding gun owner."
The law-abiding citizens watched these developments in the news, sipping their mocha frappes.
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.
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.
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.
He refused to confirm or deny details of their links to the Prism spy scheme, but said the law-abiding British public had "nothing to fear" from their work.
"But to ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the lawless will allow ...