(In some European countries) a government department that controls an industry or service, historically one with complete control of the importation, manufacture, and taxation of tobacco, salt, and other resources.
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- When tenants do consider filing complaints to the Régie or to city inspectors, they're discouraged by the backlogged cases running two years, so they break ‘bail’ and leave the unfixed issues with the next chump.
- The secretive Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux manages both operations but is apparently unsatisfied by the limited potential revenues from the current casino.
- The Court noted that the governing statute allowed ‘employees of the Régie to participate in the investigation, the filing of complaints, the presentation of the case to the directors and the decision’.
French, feminine past participle of régir 'to rule'.