Sumptuary-law



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 and moral spheres

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