Sumptuary

Definition of Sumptuary

Sump´tu`a`ry
a.1.Relating to expense; regulating expense or expenditure.
Sumptuary laws
laws 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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