- a handbook on the preparation and use of medicines; pharmacopeia
- Obs. a dispensary
Origin of dispensatoryMedieval Latin dispensatorium ; from Late Latin dispensatorius, of management or control ; from Classical Latin dispensare: see dispense
A book in which the contents, preparation, and uses of medicines are described; a pharmacopoeia.
(comparative more dispensatory, superlative most dispensatory)
- Granting, or authorized to grant, dispensations.