|1.||[ noun ] an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure|
|2.||[ verb ] (fine art,color) adorn with ruby red color|
|3.||[ noun ] an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text|
|Related terms:||explanation gloss|
|4.||[ noun ] category name|
"it is usually discussed under the rubric of `functional obesity'"
|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|
"Title 8 provided federal help for schools"
|7.||[ noun ] (linguistics,writing) a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type|
|Related terms:||title heading|