verb (used with object), ru·bri·cat·ed, ru·bri·cat·ing.

to mark or color with red.
to furnish with or regulate by rubrics.

Nearby words

  1. rubredoxin,
  2. rubriblast,
  3. rubric,
  4. rubrical,
  5. rubrically,
  6. rubricated,
  7. rubrician,
  8. rubricyte,
  9. rubrospinal decussation,
  10. rubrum lily

Origin of rubricate

1560–70; < Late Latin rūbrīcātus (past participle of rūbrīcāre to color red), equivalent to rūbrīc(a) red ocher (see rubric) + -ātus -ate1

Related formsru·bri·ca·tion, nounru·bri·ca·tor, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for rubricate


verb (tr)

to print (a book or manuscript) with red titles, headings, etc
to mark in red
to supply with or regulate by rubrics
Derived Formsrubrication, nounrubricator, noun

Word Origin for rubricate

C16: from Latin rubricāre to colour red, from rubrīca red earth; see rubric

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