Luxury a disposition of mind addicted to pleasure, riot, and superfluities. Luxury implies a giving one's self up to pleasure; voluptuousness, an indulgence in the same to excess. Luxury may be further considered as consisting in,
1. Vain and useless expenses;
2. In a parade beyond what people can afford;
3. In affecting to be above our own rank;
4. In living in a splendor that does not agree with the public good. In order to avoid it, we should consider that i is ridiculous, troublesome, sinful, and ruinous. See Robinson's Claude, 1:382; Ferguson, On Society, part 6, section 2; Buck, Theological Dictionary, s.v.