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, ยง 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.