/di spen"seuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, n., pl. dispensatories.
1. a book in which the composition, preparation, and uses of medicinal substances are described; a nonofficial pharmacopoeia.
2. a dispensary.
[1560-70; < ML dispensatorium, LL dispensatorius of management, equiv. to L dispensa(re) (see DISPENSE) + -torium -TORY2]

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