ex·em·plar /ɪgˈzɛmˌplɑr, plɚ/
1. A model, original, or pattern, to be copied or imitated; a specimen; sometimes; an ideal model or type, as that which an artist conceives.
Such grand exemplar as make their own abilities the sole measure of what is fit or unfit. --South.
2. A copy of a book or writing. [Obs.]
Ex·em·plar, a. Exemplary. [Obs.]
The exemplar piety of the father of a family. --Jer. Taylor.
n : something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model
of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major
general" [syn: example, model, good example]