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Rubric meaning

rubric - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. That part of any work in the early manuscripts and typography which was colored red, to distinguish it from other portions.
  2. 2. A titlepage, or part of it, especially that giving the date and place of printing; also, the initial letters, etc., when printed in red.
  3. 3. Hence, that which is established or settled, as by authority; a thing definitely settled or fixed.
  4. 4. To adorn ith red; to redden; to rubricate.
  5. 5. Alt. of Rubrical
  6. 6. The title of a statute; - so called as being anciently written in red letters.
  7. 7. The directions and rules for the conduct of service, formerly written or printed in red; hence, also, an ecclesiastical or episcopal injunction; - usually in the plural.
  8. 8. Portions of books in red ink; directions for the service in the praver- book.

rubric - examples of usage

  1. A strange uncertainty would seem from the Rubric to exist with reference to the limits of the Litany. - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
  2. It is also interesting to note that the Confession in the Holy Communion, which the earlier rubric had directed should be said by one of the congregation, or else by one of the ministers, or by the priest himself, " was now made general and enjoined upon all the worshippers." - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
  3. The Office for the Communion of the Sick allows the practice of what is called the reservation of the elements, but contains also, be it observed, that rubric which has held its place through all the changes the Prayer Book has undergone, where we are taught that if the sick man by any " just impediment fail to receive the sacrament of Christ's body and blood, the curate shall instruct him that if he do truly repent him of his sins and steadfastly believe that Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the cross for him . - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
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