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[roo-bri-kuh l]
  1. reddish; marked with red.
  2. of, pertaining to, contained in, or prescribed by rubrics, especially liturgical rubrics.
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Origin of rubrical

1635–45; rubric + al1
Related formsru·bri·cal·ly, adverbun·ru·bri·cal, adjectiveun·ru·bri·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples of rubrical

  • Such, once more, is the having any sermon beyond the rubrical one.

    Rites and Ritual

    Philip Freeman

  • According to the rubrical directions given in the British Museum papyrus, the sections were sung by both women together.

  • Among the clergy generally ritual observance was neglected and rubrical directions disobeyed.