formulary (n.) 1540s, from Fr. formulaire “collection of formulae,” from L. formularius from formula (see FORMULA (Cf. formula)).

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  • formulary — [fôr′myo͞o ler΄ē, fôr′myəler΄ē] n. pl. formularies [Fr formulaire < L formula, FORMULA] 1. a collection of fixed or prescribed forms or formulas, as in a book 2. a fixed or prescribed form or formula 3. Pharmacy a list of medicines with their… …   English World dictionary

  • Formulary — For mu*la*ry, a. [Cf. F. formulaire. See {Formula}.] Stated; prescribed; ritual. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Formulary — For mu*la*ry, n.; pl. {Formularies}. [Cf. F. formulaire.] 1. A book containing stated and prescribed forms, as of oaths, declarations, prayers, medical formula[ae], etc.; a book of precedents. [1913 Webster] 2. Prescribed form or model; formula.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • formulary — index boiler plate, code, form (arrangement), prescription (directive), rule (legal dictate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • Formulary — The term formulary can refer to: *Formulary (model documents), ancient and medieval collections of models for official writings. *Formulary (pharmacy), List of prescription drugs covered by a particular drug benefit plan. *certain modern… …   Wikipedia

  • Formulary — A collection of formulas, recipes, and prescriptions. The National Formulary is published by the American Pharmaceutical Association every 5 years and gives the composition, description, method of preparation, and dosage for drugs. The British… …   Medical dictionary

  • formulary — /fawr myeuh ler ee/, n., pl. formularies, adj. n. 1. a collection or system of formulas. 2. a set form of words; formula. 3. Pharm. a book listing pharmaceutical substances and formulas for making medicinal preparations. 4. Eccles. a book… …   Universalium

  • formulary — noun (plural laries) Date: 1541 1. a collection of prescribed forms (as oaths or prayers) 2. formula 1 3. a book listing medicinal substances and formulas • formulary adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • formulary — noun a) A pharmacopoeia or list of available drugs, particularly prescription drugs b) A list of drugs, created by health insurers, hospitals, or prescription drug plans, that defines how costs for any drug are shared between patient and health… …   Wiktionary

  • formulary — Synonyms and related words: High Church, Procrustean law, act, authoritative, baptismal, bill, binding, bylaw, canon, canonical, ceremonial, ceremonious, ceremony, code, conventionalized, criterion, decree, dictate, dictated, dictation, didactic …   Moby Thesaurus