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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Origin and Etymology of regie
French régie, from Middle French regie government, jurisdiction, from regir to rule, from Latin regere
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