[ roo-bri-key-tid ]
/ ˈru brɪˌkeɪ tɪd /


(in ancient manuscripts, early printed books, etc.) having titles, catchwords, etc., distinctively colored.

Origin of rubricated

First recorded in 1595–1605; rubricate + -ed2

Related forms

un·ru·bri·cat·ed, adjective

Definition for rubricated (2 of 2)


[ roo-bri-keyt ]
/ ˈru brɪˌkeɪt /

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

Related forms

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

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British Dictionary definitions for rubricated


/ (ˈruːbrɪˌkeɪt) /

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 Forms

rubrication, nounrubricator, noun

Word Origin for rubricate

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