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1. Legally regulating expenditures considered extravagant.
2. Legally prohibiting or discouraging, as by the imposition of taxes, certain behaviors: sumptuary laws forbidding gambling.
[Latin sūmptuārius, from sūmptus, expense, from past participle of sūmere, to take, buy; see em- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Banking & Finance) relating to or controlling expenditure or extravagance
[C17: from Latin sumptuārius concerning expense, from sumptus expense, from sūmere to spend]
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sump•tu•ary(ˈsʌmp tʃuˌɛr i)
1. pertaining to or regulating expense or personal expenditure, esp. with the intent of restraining extravagance.
2. intended to regulate personal habits on moral or religious grounds.
[1590–1600; < Latin sūmptuārius, derivative of sūmptu(s) spending, expense (sūm(ere) to take, procure]
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|Adj.||1.||sumptuary - regulating or controlling expenditure or personal behavior; "sumptuary laws discouraging construction of large houses on small plots"; "sumptuary laws forbidding gambling"|
restrictive - serving to restrict; "teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments"
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sumptuary[ˈsʌmptjʊərɪ] ADJ → suntuario
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