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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sumptuary Laws.
 
Laws to limit the expenses of food and dress, or any luxury. The Romans had their sumptuary laws (leges sumpturii). Such laws have been enacted in many states at various times. Those of England were all repealed by 1 James I., c. 25.   1
 


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