from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To arrange, write, or print as a rubric.
  • transitive v. To provide with rubrics.
  • transitive v. To establish rules for.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To write in the form of a rubric
  • v. To create rubrication

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Marked with red.
  • transitive v. To mark or distinguished with red; to arrange as in a rubric; to establish in a settled and unchangeable form.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To mark or distinguish with red; illuminate with red letters, words, etc., as a manuscript or book. See rubrication and rubricator.
  • To formulate as a rubric; arrange as rubrics or precepts; provide with rubrics.
  • Represented in red; having red coloring, in whole or in part.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. place in the church calendar as a red-letter day honoring a saint
  • v. sign with a mark instead of a name
  • v. furnish with rubrics or regulate by rubrics
  • v. decorate (manuscripts) with letters painted red


Late Latin rūbrīcāre, rūbrīcāt-, to color red, from Latin rūbrīcātus, rubricated, from rūbrīca, rubric; see rubric.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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