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rubric

1 the headnote of a law report setting out the main facts and the point of law decided in the case.
2 the long title of an Act of Parliament. Both usages derive from the fact that these parts used to be printed in red.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

RUBRIC, civil law. The title or inscription of any law or statute, because the copyists formerly drew and painted the title of laws and statutes rubro colore, in red letters. Ayl. Pand. B. 1, t. 8; Diet. do Juris. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Inserted in this choral answer is the biblical quotation Tollite portas, but without rubrical description as dialogue, question and answer, or spatial separation between the Tartarean ones and the prophets.
Clergy and liturgical planners are accused of desacralizing the liturgy through rubrical violations and silly creativity.
Programs and liturgies that cater to their needs must take precedence over the complaints of fuddy-duddies and rubrical purists.