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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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It contains numerous new prayers, endless rubrical instructions (five times lengthier than those of the Roman Missal) and an all-inclusive language which has banned male nouns and pronouns throughout ("We will obey God rather than man" becomes "We will obey God rather than human authority".
The religious, theological or even rubrical points we appear to be fighting about may not be really be the sole--or perhaps even the dominant--motive for any of the participants at all.
Rubrical language in Evangelical Lutheran Worship shows some squeamishness on this point, as we will note below.