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rubric

(Authoritative rule), noun act, bylaw, canon, code, convention, dictate, enactment, institution, law, measure, ordinance, precept, prescription, rule, ruling, statute

rubric

(Title), noun caption, classification, designation, division, genus, grouping, head, headline, label, superscription
See also: article, bylaw, caption, code, constitution, designation, dictate, direction, directive, law, measure, order, precept, prescription, principle, statute, title

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.

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.

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Rubrical language in Evangelical Lutheran Worship shows some squeamishness on this point, as we will note below.
Such an elevation is fitting as it is in accord with the elevated Christ on the cross and with rubrical gestures.
23) Though Matlack conceded that Brooks had always been "a man of peace," he stressed Brooks's warm support for the idea of some limited rubrical reform to allow for greater liturgical freedom.