What does royalty mean?

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ˈrɔɪ əl tiroy·al·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. royaltynoun

    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 housenoun

    royal persons collectively

    "the wedding was attended by royalty"


  1. royaltynoun

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

  2. royaltynoun

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

  3. royaltynoun

    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. royaltynoun

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

  5. royaltynoun

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

  6. royaltynoun

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

  7. Etymology: From roialté.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Webster Dictionary

  1. Royaltynoun

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

  2. Royaltynoun

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

  3. Royaltynoun

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

  4. Royaltynoun

    kingliness; spirit of regal authority

  5. Royaltynoun

    domain; province; sphere

  6. Royaltynoun

    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. Royaltynoun

    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. Royaltynoun

    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. Etymology: [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

Examples of royalty in a Sentence

  1. Rizal Ramli:

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

  2. Elvis Picardo:

    The implications of a rise in royalty rates would be quite negative for the Canadian energy sector, coming as it would at a time of unprecedented turmoil caused by the plunge in crude oil prices, the incipient recovery we have been seeing lately in the energy sector could well be quashed.

  3. Chief Financial Officer Tim Score:

    Following the acceleration in royalty revenue growth in the second half of 2014, and with a wide range of OEMs (manufacturers) introducing products based on ARM's V8 architecture this year, the outlook for royalty revenues this year is very encouraging.

  4. Hendrik Nollens:

    They're treated like royalty.

  5. President Steve Laut:

    The industry, as you would expect, is concerned as we see these changes in the past ... ended up being lose-lose situations for both the industry and the governments, adjusting the royalty, taxation and regulatory burdens is complex, and the risk of getting it wrong is high.

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