sumptuary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

sumptuary (comparative more sumptuary, superlative most sumptuary)

  1. Relating to expense; regulating expense or expenditure.
  2. Relating to a law; sumptuary laws or regulations are those intended to restrain or limit the expenditure of citizens in apparel, food, furniture, etc.; laws which regulate the prices of commodities and the wages of labor; laws which forbid or restrict the use of certain articles, as of luxurious apparel.

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