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
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.