tr.v. ru·bri·cat·ed, ru·bri·cat·ing, ru·bri·cates
1. To arrange, write, or print as a rubric: rubricate letters.
2. To provide with rubrics: rubricate a manuscript.
[Late Latin rūbrīcāre, rūbrīcāt-, to color red, from Latin rūbrīcātus, rubricated, from rūbrīca, rubric; see RUBRIC.]
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