Definition of sumptuary
1 : relating to personal expenditures and especially to prevent extravagance and luxury <conservative sumptuary tastes — John Cheever>
2 : designed to regulate extravagant expenditures or habits especially on moral or religious grounds <sumptuary laws> <sumptuary tax>
Origin and Etymology of sumptuary
Latin sumptuarius, from sumptus expense, from sumere to take, spend — more at consume
First Known Use: 1600
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