What does Royalty mean?

Definitions for Royaltyˈrɔɪ əl ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Royalty.

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"


  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

  9. Origin: [OF. roialt, royault, F. royaut. See Royal, and cf. Regality.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Royalty in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Royalty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rizal Ramli:

    It is time to rewrite our history, (Freeport) has to pay 6-7 percent royalty.

  2. Vine Deloria, Jr.:

    Royalty has always been an unconscious but all-consuming goal of the European immigrant.

  3. Tourism Minister Ananda Prasad Pokharel:

    They had already paid the money as royalty to climb but could not complete their mission due to the earthquake.

  4. Mary Kay Ash:

    We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.

  5. Jimmy Breslin:

    The office of president is a bastardized thing, half royalty and half democracy, that nobody knows whether to genuflect or spit.

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