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  • s  regulating or controlling expenditure or personal behavior
    sumptuary laws discouraging construction of large houses on small plots
    sumptuary laws forbidding gambling

  • His general denunciation of sumptuary legislation was, of course, received as a specific condemnation of Prohibition.
  • I think sumptuary laws are matters for parochial adjustment.
  • British law, in its impartial majesty, forbids members of Parliament to include their franked mail indecent slogans as well as those exciting sumptuary or religious passions.

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