from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See under Sumptuary.


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  • Mohammed ibn Kala’ún, in the early eighth century (Hijrah = our fourteenth), issued a sumptuary law compelling Christians and

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Now this Crassus Orator’s father was one of the frugal sort, and put that ridiculous sumptuary law on the tablets — you know the one, "said Sulla.

    The First Man in Rome


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