Definitions for Royaltyˈrɔɪ əl ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

roy•al•tyˈrɔɪ əl ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. royal persons collectively.

    Category: Government

  2. royal status, dignity, or power; sovereignty.

    Category: Government

  3. a person of royal lineage; member of a royal family.

    Category: Government

  4. Usu., royalties. prerogatives or rights of a sovereign.

    Category: Government

  5. a royal domain; kingdom; realm.

    Category: Government

  6. character or quality proper to or befitting a sovereign; nobility.

    Category: Government

  7. a compensation or portion of the proceeds paid to the owner of a right, as a patent or oil or mineral right, for the use of it.

  8. an agreed portion of the income from a work paid to its author, composer, etc., usu. a percentage of the retail price of each copy sold.

  9. a royal right, as over minerals, granted by a sovereign to a person or corporation.

  10. the payment made for such a right.

Origin of royalty:

1350–1400; ME roialte < OF. See royal , -ty2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. royalty(noun)

    payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property

    "he received royalties on his book"

  2. royalty, royal family, royal line, royal house(noun)

    royal persons collectively

    "the wedding was attended by royalty"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. royaltyˈrɔɪ əl ti

    kings, queens, princes and princesses, etc.

    He expects to be treated like royalty.


  1. royalty(Noun)

    The rank, status, power or authority of a monarch.

  2. royalty(Noun)

    People of royal rank, plus their families, treated as a group.

  3. royalty(Noun)

    A royal right or prerogative, such as the exploitation of a natural resource; the granting of such a right; payment received for such a right

  4. royalty(Noun)

    The payment received by an owner of real property for exploitation of mineral rights on his property.

  5. royalty(Noun)

    payment made to a writer, composer, inventor etc for the sale or use of intellectual property, invention etc.

  6. royalty(Noun)

    A king and a queen as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em

  7. Origin: From roialté.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Royalty(noun)

    the state of being royal; the condition or quality of a royal person; kingship; kingly office; sovereignty

  2. Royalty(noun)

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

  3. Royalty(noun)

    an emblem of royalty; -- usually in the plural, meaning regalia

  4. Royalty(noun)

    kingliness; spirit of regal authority

  5. Royalty(noun)

    domain; province; sphere

  6. Royalty(noun)

    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. Royalty(noun)

    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. Royalty(noun)

    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

Translations for Royalty

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a payment made to a writer, recording artist etc for every book, record etc sold.

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