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exemplary damages

  

      pl n     (Law)   damages awarded to a plaintiff above the value of actual loss sustained so that they serve also as a punishment to the defendant and a deterrent to others  
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exemplary  
      adj  
1    fit for imitation; model  
an exemplary performance     
2    serving as a warning; admonitory  
an exemplary jail sentence     
3    representative; typical  
an action exemplary of his conduct     
  exemplarily      adv  
  exemplariness      n  


exemplary damages  
      pl n     (Law)   damages awarded to a plaintiff above the value of actual loss sustained so that they serve also as a punishment to the defendant and a deterrent to others  

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exemplary

  
1    admirable, commendable, correct, estimable, excellent, fine, good, honourable, ideal, laudable, meritorious, model, praiseworthy, punctilious, sterling  
2    admonitory, cautionary, monitory, warning  
3    characteristic, illustrative, representative, typical  

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exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
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