American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A book in which the contents, preparation, and uses of medicines are described; a pharmacopoeia.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to dispensing; having the power to dispense, or grant dispensations.
- n. A book containing an account of the substances used as medicines, and of their composition, uses, and action; properly, a commentary upon the pharmacopœia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Granting, or authorized to grant, dispensations.
- n. 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 pharmacopœia in that it issued by private parties, and not by an official body or by government.
“Lucia's many, marvelously concise reflections on objective redemption and coredemption (or redemption and coredemption in first act), in which these are presented as, shall we say, the "genetic matrices" of subjective redemption and coredemption (that in second act), also known as the dispensatory mediation of grace.”
“dispensatory" phase, in which the grace of the redemption reaches individual souls in need of regeneration, to lead them to salvation, according to the plan of God, who wills "all men to be saved" (1 Tim 2: 4).”
“I bullied and bounced, it sticks to our last sand, and compelled the apothecary to make his salve according to the Edinburgh dispensatory, that it might adhere better.”
“There is an ekporeusis or "procession" of the Spirit, which is oikonomike or "dispensatory.”
“Oikonomikē or dispensatory, in respect of the work of grace.”
“His ekporeusis or proceeding, mentioned in the place insisted on, is his economical or dispensatory proceeding, for the carrying on of the work of grace.”
“Attached to the office was the duty of collecting the assessments on the capital stock, adjuster in chief, the underwriting, a court of appeal on technical points in disputed settlements, a diplomatic agency and encouragement dispensatory with and for the stockholders.”
“I bullied and bounced (it sticks to our last sand), and compelled the apothecary to make his salve according to the Edinburgh dispensatory, that it might adhere better.”
“She tinctured all his thoughts; she was the compound extract of all that was chemically pure and officinal -- the dispensatory contained nothing equal to her.”
“In a medical dispensatory of the times the different varieties of medicines used in New England are enumerated.”
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