noun, plural sumpsimuses for 2.
adherence to or persistence in using a strictly correct term, holding to a precise practice, etc., as a rejection of an erroneous but more common form (opposed to mumpsimus).
a person who is obstinate or zealous about such strict correctness (opposed to mumpsimus).
- Sump syndrome
sump syndrome n. A complication of side-to-side choledochoduodenostomy in which the lower end of the common bile duct occasionally acts as a diverticulum and traps food particles, a process that may result in infection.
noun 1. a packhorse or mule. noun 1. (archaic) a packhorse, mule, or other beast of burden
adjective 1. pertaining to, dealing with, or regulating expense or expenditure. 2. intended to regulate personal habits on moral or religious grounds. adjective 1. relating to or controlling expenditure or extravagance
noun 1. a law regulating personal habits that offend the moral or religious beliefs of the community. 2. a law regulating personal expenditures designed to restrain extravagance, especially in food and dress. sumptuary law noun 1. (formerly) a law imposing restraint on luxury, esp by limiting personal expenditure or by regulating personal conduct in religious […]