Rubric Ru"bric, v. t. To adorn ith red; to redden; to rubricate. [R.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • rubric — ru·bric / rü brik/ n: an established rule, tradition, or custom Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. rubric I …   Law dictionary

  • Rubric — Ru bric, n. [OE. rubriche, OF. rubriche, F. rubrique ( cf. it. rubrica), fr. L. rubrica red earth for coloring, red chalk, the title of a law (because written in red), fr. ruber red. See {red}.] That part of any work in the early manuscripts and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rubric — Ru bric, Rubrical Ru bric*al, a. 1. Colored in, or marked with, red; placed in rubrics. [1913 Webster] What though my name stood rubric on the walls Or plaistered posts, with claps, in capitals? Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rubric — [ro͞o′brik] n. [ME rubryke < MFr rubriche < L rubrica, red ocher, hence title (esp. of a law) written in red, rubric < ruber,RED] 1. in early books and manuscripts, a chapter heading, initial letter, specific sentence, etc. printed or… …   English World dictionary

  • rubric — late 14c., directions in religious services (often in red writing), from O.Fr. rubrique, from L. rubrica red ochre, red coloring matter, from ruber, from PIE root *rudhro (see RED (Cf. red)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rubric — ► NOUN 1) a heading on a document. 2) a set of instructions or rules. 3) a direction in a liturgical book as to how a church service should be conducted. ORIGIN originally referring to text written in red for emphasis: from Latin rubrica terra… …   English terms dictionary

  • Rubric — This article is about rubrics in text and as instructions. For other uses, see Rubric (disambiguation). Dominican Missal, c. 1240, with rubrics in red (Historical Museum of Lausanne) …   Wikipedia

  • rubric — [[t]ru͟ːbrɪk[/t]] rubrics 1) N COUNT A rubric is a set of rules or instructions, for example the rules at the beginning of an examination paper. [FORMAL] There was a firm rubric in the book about what had to be observed when interrogating anyone… …   English dictionary

  • rubric — UK [ˈruːbrɪk] / US [ˈrubrɪk] noun [countable] Word forms rubric : singular rubric plural rubrics formal 1) a set of instructions at the beginning of a document, for example at the top of an examination paper 2) the name of a particular group or… …   English dictionary

  • rubric — noun Etymology: Middle English rubrike red ocher, heading in red letters of part of a book, from Anglo French, from Latin rubrica, from rubr , ruber red Date: 14th century 1. a. an authoritative rule; especially a rule for conduct of a liturgical …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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