Origin of rubricated

First recorded in 1595–1605; rubricate + -ed2
Related formsun·ru·bri·cat·ed, adjective


verb (used with object), ru·bri·cat·ed, ru·bri·cat·ing.
  1. to mark or color with red.
  2. to furnish with or regulate by rubrics.

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. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for rubricated


verb (tr)
  1. to print (a book or manuscript) with red titles, headings, etc
  2. to mark in red
  3. 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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