Definition for EX'EM-PLA-RY

EX'EM-PLA-RY, a. [from exemplar.]

  1. Serving for a pattern or model worthy of imitation. The Christian should be exemplary in his life, as well as correct in his doctrines.
  2. Such as may serve for a warning to others; such as may deter from crimes or vices; as, exemplary justice; exemplary punishment.
  3. Such as may attract notice and imitation. When any duty has fallen into general neglect, the most visible and exemplary performance is required. Rogers.
  4. Illustrating. Fuller.

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