verbchiefly • historical
- Add elaborate, typically red, capital letters or other decorations to (a manuscript): a 42-line Bible, which a scribe finished rubricating on 24 August 1456More example sentences
- Although scholars dispute the details of the early production of his press, the first dated item is a copy of a 42-line Bible, which a scribe finished rubricating on 24 August 1456.
- The text was rubricated either by the scribe himself, or one of his colleagues, who highlighted in red ink significant portions, phrases and words.
- The text is rubricated throughout with red titles and red Lombards.
late 16th century: from Latin rubricat- 'marked in red', from the verb rubricare, from rubrica (see rubric).
More definitions of rubricateDefinition of rubricate in:
- The US English dictionary