Exemplary

Definition of Exemplary

Ex´em`pla`ry
a.1.Serving as a pattern; deserving to be proposed for imitation; commendable; as, an exemplary person; exemplary conduct.
[Bishops'] lives and doctrines ought to be exemplary.
- Bacon.
2.Serving as a warning; monitory; as, exemplary justice, punishment, or damages.
3.Illustrating as the proof of a thing.
Exemplary damages
(Law) See under Damage.
n.1.An exemplar; also, a copy of a book or writing.

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