sumptuary

sumptuary
/sump"chooh er'ee/, adj.
1. pertaining to, dealing with, or regulating expense or expenditure.
2. intended to regulate personal habits on moral or religious grounds.
[1590-1600; < L sumptuarius, equiv. to sumptu(s) spending, expense (sum(ere) to take, procure (see CONSUME) + intrusive -p- + -tus suffix of v. action) + -arius -ARY]

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