Meaning of rubric

ru•bric

Pronunciation: (r'brik), [key]
— n.
  1. a title, heading, direction, or the like, in a manuscript, book, statute, etc., written or printed in red or otherwise distinguished from the rest of the text.
  2. a direction for the conduct of divine service or the administration of the sacraments, inserted in liturgical books.
  3. any established mode of conduct or procedure; protocol.
  4. an explanatory comment; gloss.
  5. a class or category
  6. red ocher.
—adj.
  1. written, inscribed in, or marked with or as with red; rubrical.
  2. red; ruddy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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