re·​gie | \ rāˈzhē \
plural -s

Definition of regie

1a : a government monopoly (as on tobacco or salt) used chiefly as a means of taxation
b : tobacco or tobacco products bought or supplied by agents of such a monopoly a regie cigarette
2 : direct management of public finance or public works by agents of the government for government account as distinguished from a system under which such public business is done under contract
3 : the system of collecting taxes by officials who have either no interest or a very small interest in the proceeds as distinguished from the system of farming them out

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History and Etymology for regie

French régie, from Middle French regie government, jurisdiction, from regir to rule, from Latin regere

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“Regie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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