as in title
a word or series of words often in larger letters placed at the beginning of a passage or at the top of a page in order to introduce or categorize the rubrics at the beginning of the chapters are intended to be humorous

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as in rule
an inherited or established way of thinking, feeling, or doing the rubric, popular among jewelers anyway, that a man should spend a month's salary on his fiancée's engagement ring

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“Rubric.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rubric. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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