sumptuary law

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Definition of sumptuary law 

1 : a law common in the 13th to 15th centuries to prevent extravagance in private life by limiting expenditure for clothing, food, and furniture

2 : a law designed to regulate habits primarily on moral or religious grounds but regarded as justified under the police power of the state

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