deterrent example

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Synonyms for deterrent example

punishment intended as a warning to others

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It was widely felt the execution took place because Lord Melbourne wanted a scapegoat to blame for the rising and to set a deterrent example to others.
To this end it is necessary for the courts, as Mr Corbett points out, not only to punish those wh o have offended but to set a deterrent example to others who might be tempted to do the same.
They dismissed threatening statements from Musharraf's camp as "cry in the wilderness" and said for the first time a dictator who abrogated the constitution twice was being held to account to set a deterrent example.
The Parliament as well as the Chief Justice instead ought to have taken official and suo motu notice of the colossal misspending and put the former Governments in the dock to explain and justify their actions, which else be made deterrent examples for those following in their footsteps.