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EXAMPLE. An example is a case put to illustrate a. principle. Examples illustrate, but do not restrain or change the laws: illustrant non restringunt legem. Co. Litt. 24, a.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.