noun re·gie

Definition of regie



  1. 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. 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. 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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Origin and Etymology of regie

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

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