- sump pump,
- sump syndrome,
- sumptuary law,
- sumptuary laws,
Origin of sumptuary
Examples from the Web for sumptuary
No piece of furniture has ever been so close an index to sumptuary changes.
It was to no purpose, however; the sumptuary laws continued to be disregarded as heretofore.Chats on Costume|G. Woolliscroft Rhead
What wonder then that the hosts of Yankee pedlers, until driven out by the sumptuary laws, fattened upon the land!
But the influence of satire could reach further than that of censors or sumptuary laws.The Roman Poets of the Republic|William Young Sellar
This law, like sumptuary laws in general, proved wholly inoperative as far as the Chinese were concerned.A Vindication of England's Policy with Regard to the Opium Trade|Charles Reginald Haines
Word Origin for sumptuary
"pertaining to expense," 1600, from Latin sumptuarius "relating to expenses," from sumptus "expensive" (see sumptuous).