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 in the business of buying and selling drugs without compounding or preparation. See 28 La. Ann. 765, 26 Am. Rep. 110.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A dealer in drugs; one whose business is to sell drugs and medicines. In strict usage, this term Is to be distinguished from "apothecary." A druggist deals in the uncompounded medicinal substances; the business of an apothecary is to mix and compound them. But In America the two words are used interchangeably, as the same persons usually discharge bath functions. State v. Holmes, 28/La. Ann. 767, 26 Am. Rep. 110; Hainline v. Com., 13 Bush (Ky.) 352; State v. Donaldson, 41 Minn. 74, 42 N. W. 781.