sumptuary

[ suhmp-choo-er-ee ]
/ ˈsʌmp tʃuˌɛr i /

adjective

pertaining to, dealing with, or regulating expense or expenditure.
intended to regulate personal habits on moral or religious grounds.

Origin of sumptuary

1590–1600; < Latin sūmptuārius, equivalent to sūmptu(s) spending, expense (sūm(ere) to take, procure (see consume) + intrusive -p- + -tus suffix of v. action) + -ārius -ary

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sumptuary

sumptuary sumptuous
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sumptuary
/ (ˈsʌmptjʊərɪ) /

adjective

relating to or controlling expenditure or extravagance

Word Origin for sumptuary

C17: from Latin sumptuārius concerning expense, from sumptus expense, from sūmere to spend
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