Ex"em*pla*ry (?), a. [L. exemplaris, fr. exemplar: cf. F. exemplaire. See Exemplar.]

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.

Fuller.

Exemplary damages. Law See under Damage.

 

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Ex"em*pla*ry, n.

An exemplar; also, a copy of a book or writing.

[Obs.]

Donne.

 

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