plural -s
: a government monopoly (as on tobacco or salt) used chiefly as a means of taxation
: tobacco or tobacco products bought or supplied by agents of such a monopoly
a regie cigarette
: 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
: 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

Word History


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

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“Regie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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