Promptuary Promp"tu*a*ry, n. [L. promptuarium, fr. promptuarius belonging to distribution, distributing: cf, F. promptuaire. See {Prompt}, a.] That from which supplies are drawn; a storehouse; a magazine; a repository. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

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