Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of promptuary in English:
- The genealogy in the Promptuary, after all, stretches back to Adam.
- Dr. Mill's view was to accumulate various readings as a promptuary to the judicious and critical reader.
- The textual constraints built into this promptuary 'do not coerce anyone' - at least, not by themselves.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'storehouse'): from Latin promptuarium, from promptus 'brought to light' (see prompt).
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