Rgie

R`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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