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pays

vb. (en-third-person singular of: pay)

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Pays (France)

In France, a pays is an area whose inhabitants share common geographical, economic, cultural, or social interests, who have a right to enter into communal planning contracts under a law known as the Loi Pasqua or LOADT (Loi d'Orientation pour l'Aménagement et le Développement du Territoire; ), which took effect on February 4, 1995.

It was augmented on June 25, 1999, by the Loi Voynet or LOADDT (Loi d'Orientation de l'Aménagement Durable du Territoire). The LOADDT enables the citizens of a community to form a legally recognized pays after deciding to do so by mutual consent; its aim is to help bring the inhabitants of urban and neighboring rural districts into dialogue and agreement.

The Council of Development in each pays assembles together the elected officials and the economic, social, and cultural actors, and their associates, into a deliberative forum to discuss the development policies which should be followed by the community. While the Council can give advice, submit proposals, and monitor development projects, it does not have the authority to make official decisions.

The Charter of the Pays makes it possible to fix the stakes and the objectives of the community. Few structures are recognized as pays Voynet, meaning nationwide, because the recognition criteria are sometimes far from what the pays are. Then again, several pays are recognized by the Commission Régionale d'aménagement et de développement du Territoire.

The Contract of the Pays can be signed among the members of the pays, or between the pays and its surrounding area, the department, the region, or with the national state when the stakes are well-identified.

In this context, the French term pays is not used in the modern sense of " country" but preserves the original meaning of the Latin word from which it was derived, pagus, which designated the territory controlled by a medieval count. The majority of pays are roughly coextensive with the old counties (e.g., county of Comminges, county of Ponthieu, etc.). Today Pays de France still refers to a tiny area in northwest Ile-de-France, hence city names such as Roissy-en-France or Tremblay-en-France.

Usage examples of "pays".

I should, unless he pays me first, otherwise he would be punting with my money.

I have a Christian cook, and my wife pays a good deal of attention to the cooking.

I have to buy the tapers and he pays me, and every time he has one it is noted down.

I am not surprised that everything is so dear in the city where you are, for at Venice also one pays dearly and everything is priced beyond reach.

It always pays to know the men who have the courage of their convictions.

The duke who has Wednesdays pays her rent, Count Thursday pays her milliner, Marquis Friday stocks her wine cellar, and so on.

And I gather that none of the rest of Paris pays much attention to anything that happens out in that eighteenth arrondissement.

When a man pays 100s a dozen for his champagne, and then gives it to guests like Lord Mongrober, who are not even expected to return the favour, then that man ought to be allowed to talk about his wine without fear of rebuke.

You see, the government has reduced the amount of interest it pays on the consolidated funds I have.

Of course, she makes me work very hard but at least she pays me something.

Morphew pays twelve for a long, five for a small long, and two for a small.

And so Sir Parceval pays no poor-rates and gets his pauper labour paid for by other paritches.

When it comes right down to it, no corporation or business really pays taxes.

The check goes to the corporation, which then pays a salary to the lawyer, from which Social Security and Medicare taxes are withheld.

When a consumer pays for a product in a country that has instituted a VAT system, he has no real idea how much tax he is paying to the federal government.