ru·bri·cate /ˈrubrɪˌkeɪt/

–verb (used with object), -cat·ed, -cat·ing.
1. to mark or color with red.
2. to furnish with or regulate by rubrics.

1560–70; < LL rūbrīcātus (ptp. of rūbrīcāre to color red), equiv. to rūbrīc ( a ) red ocher ( see rubric) + –ātus -ate 1

—Related forms
ru·bri·ca·tion, noun
ru·bri·ca·tor, noun


Antiquarians, librarians, rubricators, and scholars were seated, each at his own desk, and there was a desk under each of the windows.

Source: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.