See more synonyms for rubricate on Thesaurus.com 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.
Origin of rubricate
1560–70;Related formsru·bri·ca·tion, nounru·bri·ca·tor, noun
< Late Latin rūbrīcātus
(past participle of rūbrīcāre
to color red), equivalent to rūbrīc(a
) red ocher (see rubric
) + -ātus -ate1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for rubricate
Derived Formsrubrication, nounrubricator, noun
- 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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