- (in ancient manuscripts, early printed books, etc.) having titles, catchwords, etc., distinctively colored.
Origin of rubricated
- to mark or color with red.
- to furnish with or regulate by rubrics.
Origin of rubricate
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Examples from the Web for rubricated
A 56-page illustrated pamphlet, untrimmed, rubricated cover.Trilbyana
Joseph Benson Gilder & Jeannette Leonard Gilder
Cremer, Heinrich, copy of 42-line Bible rubricated by, 47 sq.Fine Books
Alfred W. Pollard
At the head of the first page of the text of the book were three rubricated Arabic words.A Modern Aladdin
The paper was to be of hand-made linen, from the Kelmscott Mills; the type black-letter, with rubricated initials.
There are no figures or illuminations, but the titles are rubricated in burnished gold or in colours.
- to print (a book or manuscript) with red titles, headings, etc
- to mark in red
- to supply with or regulate by rubrics
C16: from Latin rubricāre to colour red, from rubrīca red earth; see rubric
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