Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    One who makes a business of compounding and selling drugs. See 72 Ky. 569.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Any person who keeps a shop or building where medicines are compounded or prepared according to prescriptions of physicians or where medicines are sold. Act Cong. July 13, 1866, c. 184, § 9, 14 Stat 119; Woodward v. Ball, 6 Car. & P. 577; Westmoreland v. Bragg, 2 Hili (S. C.) 414; Com. v. Fuller, 2 Walk. (Pat) 550. The term "druggist" properly means one whose occupation is to buy and sell drugs, without compounding or preparing them. The term therefore has a much more limited and restricted meaning than the word "apothecary," and there is little difficulty in concluding that the term "druggist" may be applied in a technical sense to persons who buy and sell drugs. State v. Holmes, 28 La. Ann. 767, 26 Am. Rep. 110; Apothecaries' Co. v. Greenough, 1 Q. B. 803; State v. Donaldson, 41 Minn. 74, 42 N. W. 781.