Sumptuary laws forbidding gambling.
Origin of sumptuary
- Latin sūmptuārius from sūmptus expense from past participle of sūmere to take, buy em- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Latin sumptuarius, from sumptus expense, cost, from sumere, sumptum, "to take", "use", "spend"; sub "under" + emere "to take", "buy": compare with French somptuaire