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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ru·bric /ˈrubrɪk, ˌbrɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ru·bric n.  That part of any work in the early manuscripts and typography which was colored red, to distinguish it from other portions. Hence, specifically: (a) A titlepage, or part of it, especially that giving the date and place of printing; also, the initial letters, etc., when printed in red. (b) Law books The title of a statute; -- so called as being anciently written in red letters. --Bell. (c) Liturgies The directions and rules for the conduct of service, formerly written or printed in red; hence, also, an ecclesiastical or episcopal injunction; -- usually in the plural.
    All the clergy in England solemnly pledge themselves to observe the rubrics.   --Hook.
 (d) Hence, that which is established or settled, as by authority; a thing definitely settled or fixed.
    Nay, as a duty, it had no place or rubric in human conceptions before Christianity.   --De Quincey.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ru·bric, v. t. To adorn ith red; to redden; to rubricate. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ru·bric Ru·bric·al, a.
 1. Colored in, or marked with, red; placed in rubrics.
 What though my name stood rubric on the walls
 Or plaistered posts, with claps, in capitals?   --Pope.
 2. Of or pertaining to the rubric or rubrics. Rubrical eccentricities.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure
      2: an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
         [syn: gloss]
      3: directions for the conduct of Christian church services
         (often printed in red in a prayer book)
      4: a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give
         a brief summary of the matters it deals with; "Title 8
         provided federal help for schools" [syn: title, statute
      5: a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special
      6: category name; "it is usually discussed under the rubric of
         `functional obesity'"
      v : adorn with ruby red color