Royalty meaning

roiəl-tē
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(poker, slang) A king and a queen as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em.
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Royalty is defined as a person or a group of people related to a monarch, or a share of the proceeds paid to the owner for use of their work or their ownership rights.

An example of royalty is a king.

An example of royalty is a payment to a music composer.

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The power, status, or authority of a monarch.
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A kingdom or possession ruled by a monarch.
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(archaic) A royal domain or realm; kingdom.
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People of royal rank, plus their families, treated as a group.
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A right or prerogative of the crown, as that of receiving a percentage of the proceeds from mines in the royal domain.
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The rank, status, or power of a king or queen; royal position, dignity, etc.; sovereignty.
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A royal person or, collectively, royal persons.
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A payment made for the right to use an asset, invention, or creation calcu-lated as a percentage of the sale price. For example, the holder of a valuable natural resource may receive a royalty from a company that extracts the resource; the amount of the royalty payment depends on the amount of the resource that the company is able to extract. An author may receive a royalty each time one of his or her books sells.
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Royal quality or bearing.
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A share of the profit or product reserved by the grantor, especially of an oil or mining lease.
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Royal quality or character; nobility, magnanimity, etc.
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(archaic) A right, privilege, or prerogative of a monarch.
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A payment made to the creator of an intellectual property (author, inventor, and so on) for each copy of the property that is sold.
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A share of the profit derived from real property that is reserved for the owner in exchange for granting a lessee, who is going to mine or drill the mineral rights on that land.
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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.
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The payment received by an owner of real property for exploitation of mineral rights on his property.
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(by extension) Payment made to a writer, composer, inventor etc for the sale or use of intellectual property, invention etc.
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The rank, status, power or authority of a monarch.
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The lineage or rank of a monarch.
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Origin of royalty

  • From Old French roialté.

    From Wiktionary