rubric of a statute


rubric of a statute
The title of a statute indicating the objective of the legislation and providing a means of interpreting the body of the act.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


rubric of a statute
The title of a statute indicating the objective of the legislation and providing a means of interpreting the body of the act.

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  • statute — stat·ute / sta chüt/ n [Latin statutum law, regulation, from neuter of statutus, past participle of statuere to set up, station, from status position, state] 1: a law enacted by the legislative branch of a government see also code, statutory law …   Law dictionary

  • rubric — ru·bric / rü brik/ n: an established rule, tradition, or custom Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. rubric I …   Law dictionary

  • Rubric — Ru bric, n. [OE. rubriche, OF. rubriche, F. rubrique ( cf. it. rubrica), fr. L. rubrica red earth for coloring, red chalk, the title of a law (because written in red), fr. ruber red. See {red}.] That part of any work in the early manuscripts and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rubric — This article is about rubrics in text and as instructions. For other uses, see Rubric (disambiguation). Dominican Missal, c. 1240, with rubrics in red (Historical Museum of Lausanne) …   Wikipedia

  • rubric — noun Etymology: Middle English rubrike red ocher, heading in red letters of part of a book, from Anglo French, from Latin rubrica, from rubr , ruber red Date: 14th century 1. a. an authoritative rule; especially a rule for conduct of a liturgical …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • statute title — noun a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with Title 8 provided federal help for schools • Syn: ↑title, ↑rubric • Hypernyms: ↑heading, ↑header, ↑head …   Useful english dictionary

  • rubric — /rooh brik/, n. 1. a title, heading, direction, or the like, in a manuscript, book, statute, etc., written or printed in red or otherwise distinguished from the rest of the text. 2. a direction for the conduct of divine service or the… …   Universalium

  • rubric — Synonyms and related words: Sefer Torah, Torah, Torah scroll, Virginal, abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridgment, abstract, act, appellation, appellative, banner, banner head, basis, bill, blood, bracket, branch, breviary, brief, burden,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • statute — Synonyms and related words: Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, act, assize, ban, bill, bylaw, canon, contraband, decree, decretum, denial, dictate, dictation, disallowance, edict, embargo, enactment, exclusion, forbiddance,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rubric — ru•bric [[t]ˈru brɪk[/t]] n. 1) a title, heading, or the like, in a manuscript, statute, etc., written or printed in red or otherwise distinguished from the rest of the text 2) rel a direction for the conduct of divine service or the… …   From formal English to slang