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tr.v. ru·bri·cat·ed, ru·bri·cat·ing, ru·bri·cates
1. To arrange, write, or print as a rubric: rubricate letters.
2. To provide with rubrics: rubricate a manuscript.

[Late Latin rūbrīcāre, rūbrīcāt-, to color red, from Latin rūbrīcātus, rubricated, from rūbrīca, rubric; see rubric.]

ru′bri·ca′tion n.
ru′bri·ca′tor n.


vb (tr)
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to print (a book or manuscript) with red titles, headings, etc
2. to mark in red
3. to supply with or regulate by rubrics
[C16: from Latin rubricāre to colour red, from rubrīca red earth; see rubric]
ˌrubriˈcation n
ˈrubriˌcator n


(ˈru brɪˌkeɪt)

v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to mark or color with red.
2. to furnish with or regulate by rubrics.
[1560–70; < Late Latin rūbrīcātus, past participle of rūbrīcāre to color red, v. derivative of rūbrīc(a) red ocher (see rubric); see -ate1]
ru`bri•ca′tion, n.
ru′bri•ca`tor, n.


Past participle: rubricated
Gerund: rubricating

I rubricate
you rubricate
he/she/it rubricates
we rubricate
you rubricate
they rubricate
I rubricated
you rubricated
he/she/it rubricated
we rubricated
you rubricated
they rubricated
Present Continuous
I am rubricating
you are rubricating
he/she/it is rubricating
we are rubricating
you are rubricating
they are rubricating
Present Perfect
I have rubricated
you have rubricated
he/she/it has rubricated
we have rubricated
you have rubricated
they have rubricated
Past Continuous
I was rubricating
you were rubricating
he/she/it was rubricating
we were rubricating
you were rubricating
they were rubricating
Past Perfect
I had rubricated
you had rubricated
he/she/it had rubricated
we had rubricated
you had rubricated
they had rubricated
I will rubricate
you will rubricate
he/she/it will rubricate
we will rubricate
you will rubricate
they will rubricate
Future Perfect
I will have rubricated
you will have rubricated
he/she/it will have rubricated
we will have rubricated
you will have rubricated
they will have rubricated
Future Continuous
I will be rubricating
you will be rubricating
he/she/it will be rubricating
we will be rubricating
you will be rubricating
they will be rubricating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rubricating
you have been rubricating
he/she/it has been rubricating
we have been rubricating
you have been rubricating
they have been rubricating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rubricating
you will have been rubricating
he/she/it will have been rubricating
we will have been rubricating
you will have been rubricating
they will have been rubricating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rubricating
you had been rubricating
he/she/it had been rubricating
we had been rubricating
you had been rubricating
they had been rubricating
I would rubricate
you would rubricate
he/she/it would rubricate
we would rubricate
you would rubricate
they would rubricate
Past Conditional
I would have rubricated
you would have rubricated
he/she/it would have rubricated
we would have rubricated
you would have rubricated
they would have rubricated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rubricate - place in the church calendar as a red-letter day honoring a saint; "She was rubricated by the pope"
recognise, recognize - show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"
2.rubricate - furnish with rubrics or regulate by rubrics; "the manuscript is not rubricated"
format, arrange - set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this letter so it can be printed out"
3.rubricate - decorate (manuscripts) with letters painted red; "In this beautiful book, all the place names are rubricated"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
illuminate - add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
4.rubricate - sign with a mark instead of a name
sign, subscribe - mark with one's signature; write one's name (on); "She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here"
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Yet nineteenth-century literary ballads are rarely characterized by a rubricated authenticity of material form, existing somewhere, as it were, between modernization and antiquarianism.
To exemplify, the narrative in the Book of Troy MS is often interrupted with rubricated summaries of the upcoming sections of the text to help the reader follow the text more efficiently.
As seen in figure 3, the scribe has rubricated each phrase of the Creed with one of the names of the twelve apostles: Jacobus, Matheus, Symon, and finally Judas.
A Frisket Sheet showing the cut-outs to allow the printing of the rubricated portion of a sheet of a Missal, framed and glazed, [circa 1525]; another similar sheet: a 16th Century proof sheet with proof-reader's manuscript corrections, framed and glazed; and another (4).
Clark has shown, some illustrated manuscripts of the Rose were rubricated to present its allegorical figures as dramatic speakers, indicating that among later readers, "the Rose was valued not only for its moral and didactic qualities .
For example, Mirk's sermon for Pentecost has no Latin in any of the extant witnesses except Southwell Minster MS 7 (K), a late copy that regularly adds Latin scriptural and legend citations, appropriate Latin verse, and rubricated Latin marginalia.
It is the covering notion under which organisms can be rubricated but it can, confusingly, also be used as a special case vis-a-vis the genus, a classification at a higher level.
Decoration is scarce in H509, as it is confined to a few rubricated initials on folios 61r, 62r, 148v and 149r (an example of one is supplied in figure 34) and the use of red ink for paragraph marks, for underlining heading titles and for providing a touch of colour in some letters on folios 60v-62r and 148v-49r.
Copyists rarely rubricated this name, and even when they did it was not a sure indication that the quotation followed immediately.
The left-hand margin shows the years, from Christ's conception in 1 to 1180, for the Winchcombe chronicle, all of them rubricated, and the right-hand margin shows the first seven letters in the alphabet, dominical letters, with an uncial script.
Thus, every essay is structured according to neatly rubricated sections and accompanied by appendices containing further details about the works under discussion, as well as by extensive endnotes with still more apercus and information along with regular bibliographic and other scholarly documentation.
Eight of the compilation's twenty-three homilies are focused specifically on penitence and Easter: Homily 1 (for Easter), Homily 3 (for Lent), and two groups of three homilies for Rogation days (Homilies 11-13 and 19 21; Homily 14 is rubricated for Rogation days, but its material does not seem to pertain to them; see Scragg, Vercelli Book, 237).