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Latin sumptuarius, from sumptus (expense, cost), from sumere, sumptum (to take, use, spend); sub (under) + emere (to take, buy): compare with French somptuaire.


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsʌm(p)tjuˌɛɹi/, /ˈsʌm(p)t͡ʃuˌɛɹi/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsʌm(p)tjʊəɹi/, /ˈsʌm(p)t͡ʃʊəɹi/, /ˈsʌm(p)t͡ʃəɹi/
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sumptuary (comparative more sumptuary, superlative most sumptuary)

  1. Relating to expense; regulating expense or expenditure.
  2. (of a law, regulation, etc.) Intended to restrain or limit the expenditure of citizens in apparel, food, furniture, etc.; to regulate the prices of commodities and the wages of labor; or to forbid or restrict the use of certain articles, as of luxurious apparel.

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