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ˈsʌmp tʃuˌɛr isump·tu·a·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sumptuaryadjective

    regulating or controlling expenditure or personal behavior

    "sumptuary laws discouraging construction of large houses on small plots"; "sumptuary laws forbidding gambling"

Wiktionary

  1. sumptuaryadjective

    Relating to expense; regulating expense or expenditure.

    Etymology: sumptuarius, from sumptus expense, cost, from sumere, sumptum, "to take", "use", "spend"; sub "under" + emere "to take", "buy": compare with French somptuaire

  2. sumptuaryadjective

    Relating to a law; sumptuary laws or regulations, are those intended to restrain or limit the expenditure of citizens in apparel, food, furniture, etc.; laws which regulate the prices of commodities and the wages of labor; laws which forbid or restrict the use of certain articles, as of luxurious apparel.

    Etymology: sumptuarius, from sumptus expense, cost, from sumere, sumptum, "to take", "use", "spend"; sub "under" + emere "to take", "buy": compare with French somptuaire

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sumptuaryadjective

    relating to expense; regulating expense or expenditure

    Etymology: [L. sumptuarius, fr. sumptus expense, cost, fr. sumere, sumptum, to take, use, spend; sub under + emere to take, buy: cf. F. somptuaire. See Redeem.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sumptuary

    sumpt′ū-ar-i, adj. pertaining to or regulating expense, as in Sumptuary Laws, which sought to prevent extravagance in banquets, dress, &c. [L. sumptuariussumĕre, sumptum, to take, contr. of sub, up, emĕre, to buy.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sumptuary in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sumptuary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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