An example of rubric is decorative lettering and red chapter headings and initial letters in religious books printed in the 15th century.
An example of a rubric is a specific scoring tool to grade a student's progress based on the learning objectives for the student.
- 2008, Chris Dodd, Senator Dodd Speaks in Opposition to FISA Bill on Floor of U.S. Senate.And in one swoop, the Attorney General conceded to the president nearly unlimited power, just as long as he finds a lawyer willing to stuff his actions into the boundless rubric of “defending the country.".
Origin of rubric
- Middle English rubrike heading, title from Old French rubrique from Latin rubrīca red chalk from ruber rubr- red reudh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition