What does the word rubric mean?

Usage examples for rubric

  1. The rubric of this one runs: " Giotto, the great painter, is requested by a person of low birth to paint his buckler. – The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) by Giorgio Vasari
  2. The phrase " years of discretion" is defined in the Rubric at the end of The Catechism, as follows, " So soon as children are come to a competent age and can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments, and can answer the other questions of this Short Catechism, they shall be brought to the Bishop." – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller
  3. The service proceeded; and the minister, who had not known how to keep them from clasping hands when the rubric did not require it, found no difficulty in inducing them to do so again. – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay