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 for R''egie
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  R'egie \R['e]`gie"\, n. [F.]
     1. Direct management of public finance or public works by
        agents of the government for government account; --
        opposed to the contract system.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. Specif.: The system of collecting taxes by officials who
        have either no interest or a very small interest in the
        proceeds, as distinguished from the ancient system of
        farming them out.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     3. Any kind of government monopoly (tobacco, salt, etc.) used
        chiefly as a means of taxation. Such monopolies are
        largely employed in Austria, Italy, France, and Spain.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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