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#1510: rubric: Davis replies (fwd)
From: Karen Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Aha! Having studied Latin for 6 years, here's one I know! A "rubric" is a
title, heading, sub-heading, or important note written in red ink (with the
rest of the text in black). This was a convention in European medieval
manuscripts. (note the relation to our word ruby). The red came to be used
to distinguish "marginal notes" telling a priest how to perform a liturgical
act, interspersed within the text to be read during divine service. I most
often here the term used to mean complicated directions or protocols, but
here Lyall is clearly using it with he "title" meaning.
> From: J. David Lyall <email@example.com>
> What figures do they use to justify this "poorest country in the
> rubric. What does "rubric" mean?