1. [ noun ] an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure
Related terms: rule
2. [ verb ] (fine art,color) adorn with ruby red color
Related terms: rubify
3. [ noun ] an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
Synonyms: gloss
Related terms: explanation gloss
4. [ noun ] category name

"it is usually discussed under the rubric of `functional obesity'"

Related terms: category
5. [ noun ] directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book)
Related terms: direction miniate
6. [ noun ] (linguistics,writing) a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with
Synonyms: title statute_title

"Title 8 provided federal help for schools"

Related terms: heading
7. [ noun ] (linguistics,writing) a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type
Related terms: title heading
Similar spelling:   rubricate