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
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