Sumptuary regulations

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sumptuary regulations laws 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.
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Usage

In literature:

The state also adopted many sumptuary laws regulating what should be eaten and what should be used, and what not.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
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