- to mark, color, or illuminate (a book, etc.) with red; write or print in red letters
- to provide with or regulate by rubrics
Origin of rubricate; from Classical Latin rubricatus, past participle of rubricare, to redden ; from rubrica: see rubric
transitive verbru·bri·cat·ed, ru·bri·cat·ing, ru·bri·cates
- To arrange, write, or print as a rubric: rubricate letters.
- To provide with rubrics: rubricate a manuscript.
Origin of rubricateLate Latin r&umacron;br&imacron;care, r&umacron;br&imacron;cat-, to color red, from Latin r&umacron;br&imacron;catus, rubricated, from r&umacron;br&imacron;ca, rubric; see rubric.
(comparative more rubricate, superlative most rubricate)
- (obsolete) Marked with red.
(third-person singular simple present rubricates, present participle rubricating, simple past and past participle rubricated)