Serving as a pattern; deserving to be proposed for imitation; commendable; as, an exemplary person; exemplary conduct.
Serving as a warning; monitory; as, exemplary justice, punishment, or damages.
Illustrating as the proof of a thing.
worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"
being or serving as an illustration of a type; "the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy"; "an action exemplary of his conduct";
serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"