What does law-abiding mean?

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Adjective
  1. Obeying the laws of society; not a lawbreaker; without a criminal record.
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In any civilized and law-abiding society the defeat of the terrorist is a public interest of the first importance.
Minor vandalism is annoying, expensive and distressing to law-abiding citizens.
The vast majority of postal workers are decent, honest, law-abiding people.
It's yet another way of hitting the pocket of the law-abiding, dutiful driver.
That mechanism must be respected and used if we are to remain a free and law-abiding nation.
This must be the only case in history of the usual suspects being the most law-abiding citizens.

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