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a. A class or category: "This mission is sometimes discussed under the rubric of 'horizontal escalation' ... from conventional to nuclear war" (Jack Beatty).
b. A title; a name.
2. A part of a manuscript or book, such as a title, heading, or initial letter, that appears in decorative red lettering or is otherwise distinguished from the rest of the text.
3. A title or heading of a statute or chapter in a code of law.
4. Ecclesiastical A direction in a missal, hymnal, or other liturgical book.
5. An authoritative rule or direction.
6. A short commentary or explanation covering a broad subject.
7. Red ocher.
1. Red or reddish.
2. Written in red.
[Middle English rubrike, heading, title, from Old French rubrique, from Latin rubrīca, red chalk , from ruber, rubr-, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a title, heading, or initial letter in a book, manuscript, or section of a legal code, esp one printed or painted in red ink or in some similarly distinguishing manner
2. a set of rules of conduct or procedure
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a set of directions for the conduct of Christian church services, often printed in red in a prayer book or missal
4. (Education) instructions to a candidate at the head of the examination paper
5. an obsolete name for red ochre
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) written, printed, or marked in red
[C15 rubrike red ochre, red lettering, from Latin rubrīca (terra) red (earth), ruddle, from ruber red]
1. a title, heading, or the like, in a manuscript, statute, etc., written or printed in red or otherwise distinguished from the rest of the text.
2. a direction for the conduct of divine service or the administration of the sacraments, inserted in liturgical books.
3. any established rule of conduct or procedure.
4. a class or category.
5. an explanatory comment; gloss.
6. Archaic. red ocher.adj.
7. written or marked in red.
8. Archaic. red; ruddy.
[1325–75; rubrike (n.) (< Old French) < Latin rūbrīca red ocher, derivative of ruber red]
in the early days of printing, a capital letter, group of words, etc., printed in red or in decorative lettering; hence, a heading, title, or subtitle in a book or other printed work. — rubric, adj. — rubricator, n.See also: Books
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|Noun||1.||rubric - an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure|
|2.||rubric - an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text|
|3.||rubric - directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book)|
|4.||rubric - a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with; "Title 8 provided federal help for schools"|
|5.||rubric - a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type|
title - the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.; "he looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title"; "he refused to give titles to his paintings"; "I can never remember movie titles"
|6.||rubric - category name; "it is usually discussed under the rubric of `functional obesity'"|
category - a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
|Verb||1.||rubric - adorn with ruby red color|
rubify - make ruby red