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Noun: rubric  roo-brik
  1. An authoritative rule of conduct or procedure
     
  2. An explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    - gloss
     
  3. Directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book)
     
  4. A heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with
    "rubric 8 provided federal help for schools";
    - title, statute title
     
  5. A title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type
     
  6. Category name
    "it is usually discussed under the rubric of 'functional obesity'"
Verb: rubric  roo-brik
  1. Adorn with ruby red colour

Derived forms: rubriced, rubricing, rubrics

Type of: account, category, direction, explanation, head, header, heading, instruction, prescript, rubify, rule, title

Encyclopedia: Rubric