Dis*pen"sa*to*ry (?), a. [L. dispensatorius relating to management. See Dispense, v. t.]

Granting, or authorized to grant, dispensations.

"Dispensatory power."

Bp. Rainbow.


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Dis*pen"sa*to*ry, n.; pl. Dispensatories ().

A book or medicinal formulary containing a systematic description of drugs, and of preparations made from them. It is usually, but not always, distinguished from a pharmacop&oe;ia in that it issued by private parties, and not by an official body or by government.


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