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Meaning of ROYALTY

Pronunciation:  'royultee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"
  2. [n]  payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property; "he received royalties on his book"

ROYALTY is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: royal family, royal house, royal line
 See Also: Bourbon, female monarch, Habsburg, Hanover, Hanoverian line, Hapsburg, Highness, Hohenzollern, house, House of Hanover, House of Lancaster, House of York, king, Lancaster, Lancastrian line, male monarch, payment, Plantagenet, Plantagenet line, prince, princess, queen, queen regnant, Romanoff, Romanov, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Stuart, York



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Roy"al*ty\, n.; pl. {Royalties}. [OF. roialt['e],
royault['e], F. royaut['e]. See {Royal}, and cf. {Regality}.]
1. The state of being royal; the condition or quality of a
   royal person; kingship; kingly office; sovereignty.

         Royalty by birth was the sweetest way of majesty.

2. The person of a king or sovereign; majesty; as, in the
   presence of royalty.

         For thus his royalty doth speak.      --Shak.

3. An emblem of royalty; -- usually in the plural, meaning
   regalia. [Obs.]

         Wherefore do I assume These royalties, and not
         refuse to reign?                      --Milton.

4. Kingliness; spirit of regal authority.

         In his royalty of nature Reigns that which would be
         fear'd.                               --Shak.

5. Domain; province; sphere. --Sir W. Scott.

6. That which is due to a sovereign, as a seigniorage on gold
   and silver coined at the mint, metals taken from mines,
   etc.; the tax exacted in lieu of such share; imperiality.

7. A share of the product or profit (as of a mine, forest,
   etc.), reserved by the owner for permitting another to use
   the property.

8. Hence (Com.), a duty paid by a manufacturer to the owner
   of a patent or a copyright at a certain rate for each
   article manufactured; or, a percentage paid to the owner
   of an article by one who hires the use of it.