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Latin dispensatorius


dispensatory (comparative more dispensatory, superlative most dispensatory)

  1. Granting, or authorized to grant, dispensations.
    • Bishop Rainbow
      The dispenser [is] the Son of man; the author of his dispensatory power, God the Father.


dispensatory (plural dispensatories)

  1. A book containing a systematic description of drugs and of preparations made from them.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dispensatory in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)