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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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One final source for Pichore's iconographical program, or at least that of the manuscript's rubricator, may be proposed, as the placement and format of the illuminations in Anne of Brittany's copy of Les Vies des femmes celebres mirrors closely that of Foresti's original incunabulum.
If a buyer made a selection from fascicles that had already been copied, or demanded familiar texts that the bookseller already had in stock, as Robinson suggests, the first scribe might well have wanted to give these fascicles as homogenous an appearance as possible by employing a single rubricator and a single artist for the decorated initials.
The name of this character (and all other characters) is given by the rubricator in the single extant manuscript of the Jeu de saint Nicolas.
But his discussion of the visual presentation of this composition in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 201, the unique manuscript witness, obscures certain features of the presentation, features that suggest that if the earlier editors and commentators concerned with this poem erred in treating it as two poems instead of one, their mistake might well have duplicated a mistake that Anglo-Saxon readers (perhaps including the CCCC 201 scribe and its rubricator - or both) might have made themselves.
Municipale 549 they are again at the bottom of a page, but the rubricator has marked them for insertion after 3.
Even in the case of a sole extant medieval text, it may be a copy of a copy or the result of a group production (scribe, rubricator, illuminator), in which case variance was introduced at each stage.
25 The rubricator of the Arsenal Old Testament uses the Vulgate designation of I-IV Kings rather than I-II Samuel and I-II Kings.
The chief rubricator of Harley 2253 is Scribe B, and he sometimes developed styles for independent booklets.
At some point after the booklets were bound, a rubricator added incipits and explicits to several of the saints' lives and Havelok in a Textura hand, using red ink.
In addition to his work as rubricator, copyist, and refashioner of the manuscript, the copyist also made extensive editorial revisions on the texts he transcribed.
The scribes of fifteenth-century manuscripts often used a pair of virgules to guide the rubricator to add a paraph mark ([paragraph]) at the point thus noted.