Exemplary damages

Exemplary damages
Exemplary 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. [1913 Webster]

[Bishops'] lives and doctrines ought to be exemplary. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Serving as a warning; monitory; as, exemplary justice, punishment, or damages. [1913 Webster]

3. Illustrating as the proof of a thing. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

{Exemplary damages}. (Law) See under {Damage}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • exemplary damages — see damage 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. exemplary damages …   Law dictionary

  • exemplary damages — ➔ damage1 * * * exemplary damages UK US noun [plural] UK LAW ► an amount of money that someone who commits an offence has to pay, which is intended to be large enough to prevent them or others from committing similar offences in the future: »He… …   Financial and business terms

  • exemplary damages — n. Law damages awarded to the plaintiff beyond the actual loss, imposed as a punishment for the defendant s wrong …   English World dictionary

  • exemplary damages — noun (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct) • Syn: ↑punitive damages, ↑smart money • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Exemplary damages — Damage Dam age (d[a^]m [asl]j; 48), n. [OF. damage, domage, F. dommage, fr. assumed LL. damnaticum, from L. damnum damage. See {Damn}.] 1. Injury or harm to person, property, or reputation; an inflicted loss of value; detriment; hurt; mischief.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exemplary damages — Im angelsächsischen Recht versteht man unter Punitive damages (exemplary damages im englischen Recht) Schadensersatz, der im Zivilprozess einem Kläger über den erlittenen realen Schaden hinaus zuerkannt wird. In Deutschland hat sich hierfür der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • exemplary damages — Damages given as an enhancement of compensatory damages because of the wanton, reckless, malicious, or oppressive character of the acts complained of, and by way of punishment of the defendant and a deterrent to others. 22 Am J2d Damg § 236.… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • exemplary damages — /əgˌzɛmpləri ˈdæmɪdʒəz/ (say uhg.zempluhree damijuhz) plural noun Law damages awarded to the plaintiff over and above compensatory damages, as a mark of disapproval of outrageous conduct by the defendant …   Australian English dictionary

  • exemplary damages — Law. See punitive damages. * * * …   Universalium

  • exemplary damages — increased payment of compensation intended to punish the responsible party …   English contemporary dictionary

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