Definition of Exemplary

1. Adjective. Worthy of imitation. "Model citizens"

Exact synonyms: Model
Similar to: Worthy
Derivative terms: Example, Exemplar



2. Adjective. Being or serving as an illustration of a type. "An action exemplary of his conduct"
Exact synonyms: Emblematic, Typic
Similar to: Typical
Derivative terms: Emblem, Emblem, Example, Type

3. Adjective. Serving to warn. "An exemplary jail sentence"
Exact synonyms: Admonitory, Cautionary, Monitory, Warning
Similar to: Dissuasive
Derivative terms: Admonish, Admonish, Caution, Example

Definition of Exemplary

1. a. Serving as a pattern; deserving to be proposed for imitation; commendable; as, an exemplary person; exemplary conduct.

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

Definition of Exemplary

1. Adjective. Deserving honour, respect and admiration. ¹

2. Adjective. Of such high quality that it should serve as an example and sought to be imitated. ¹

3. Adjective. Ideal or perfect. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) An example, or typical instance; an exemplar ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) A copy of a book or writing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exemplary

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Exemplary

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"In addition, according to the settled law of this court, he might show himself, by proof of the circumstances, to be entitled to exemplary damages ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"Within the provisions of the statute authorizing a recovery of exemplary damages for the wrongful issuance of an attachment, the term "exemplary damages" ..."

3. The Law of Railways: Embracing Corporations, Eminent Domain, Contracts by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1869)
"Company not held liable for exemplary ' 6. One wrongfully expelled from the cars, damages unless they ratified the expul- ..."

4. The diplomatic protection of citizens abroad or the law of international claims by Edwin Montefiore Borchard (1915)
"Punitive or exemplary Damages. Punitive or exemplary damages have been demanded by the United States and Great Britain in numerous cases where the injury to ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"... would be Justified In awarding vindictive or exemplary damages. ... was, without doubt, to the effect that exemplary damages could be awarded for gross ..."

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