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exemplum

exemplum

noun ex·em·plum \ig-ˈzem-pləm, eg-\
plural ex·em·pla\-plə\

Definition of EXEMPLUM

1
:  example, model <an exemplum of heroism>
2
:  an anecdote or short narrative used to point a moral or sustain an argument

Origin of EXEMPLUM

Latin
First Known Use: 1890

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