a law regulating personal habits that offend the moral or religious beliefs of the community.
a law regulating personal expenditures designed to restrain extravagance, especially in food and dress.
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Origin of sumptuary law
First recorded in 1590–1600
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(formerly) a law imposing restraint on luxury, esp by limiting personal expenditure or by regulating personal conduct in religious and moral spheres
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