What does royalty mean?

Definitions for royalty
ˈrɔɪ əl tiroy·al·ty

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. royalty(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From roialté.

  2. royalty(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From roialté.

  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

    Etymology: From roialté.

  4. royalty(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From roialté.

  5. royalty(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From roialté.

  6. royalty(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From roialté.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Royalty(noun)

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

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

  2. Royalty(noun)

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

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

  3. Royalty(noun)

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

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

  4. Royalty(noun)

    kingliness; spirit of regal authority

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

  5. Royalty(noun)

    domain; province; sphere

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

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How to say royalty in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Mohan Guruswamy:

    We have elevated this family to royalty and built a personality cult around them, what the BJP is doing is pure politics. But, at the same time, the need to give space to other people is justified.

  2. Cheong Seong-chang:

    He has been going there on the birthdays of his grandfather and father to flaunt his royalty to them and sacred bloodline, it is possible that there was a problem with his health or safety even if temporary, though it is difficult to assess how the situation might be.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Sher Khan:

    We have suggested to the government that it should increase the royalty to at least 2,000 rupees( $ 20) per cubic foot, to discourage locals from working with the timber mafia.

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