Origin of ensample
Examples from the Web for ensample
Nanna, Balder's wife, is the ensample of constancy; her name is maiden.
By his demeanor Prometheus has become the ensample of magnanimous endurance, and of resistance to oppression.
Will it please the Queen's grace to command an ensample of mine art?
From this ensample we may learn that it is not seemly to love, and tell.French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France|Marie de France
Brethren, be ye imitators together of me, and mark them that so walk even as ye have us for an ensample.Leaves of Life|Margaret Bird Steinmetz
"precedent," c.1300, variant of asaumple, from Old French essample "example" (see example). The survival of this variant form is due to its use in New Testament in KJV.