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Royalty definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. Kingship; the character, state or office of a king.
Royalty by birth was the sweetest way of majesty.
2. Royalties, plu. emblems of royalty; regalia.
3. Rights of a king; prerogatives.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: 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: royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty" [syn: royalty, royal family, royal line, royal house]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English roialte, from Anglo-French realté, roialté, from real Date: 14th century 1. a. royal status or power ; sovereignty b. a right or perquisite of a sovereign (as a percentage paid to the crown of gold or silver taken from mines) 2. regal character or bearing ; nobility 3. a. persons of royal lineage b. a person of royal rank <how to address royalties — George Santayana> c. an elite class 4. a right of jurisdiction granted to an individual or corporation by a sovereign 5. a. a share of the product or profit reserved by the grantor especially of an oil or mining lease b. a payment to an author or composer for each copy of a work sold or to an inventor for each item sold under a patent

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 the office or dignity or power of a king or queen, sovereignty. 2 a royal persons. b a member of a royal family. 3 a sum paid to a patentee for the use of a patent or to an author etc. for each copy of a book etc. sold or for each public performance of a work. 4 a a royal right (now esp. over minerals) granted by the sovereign to an individual or corporation. b a payment made by a producer of minerals, oil, or natural gas to the owner of the site or of the mineral rights over it. Etymology: ME f. OF roialté (as ROYAL)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Royalty Roy"al*ty, n.; pl. Royalties. [OF. roialt['e], royault['e], F. royaut['e]. See Royal, and cf. Regality.] 1. The state of being royal; the condition or quality of a royal person; kingship; kingly office; sovereignty. Royalty by birth was the sweetest way of majesty. --Holyday. 2. The person of a king or sovereign; majesty; as, in the presence of royalty. For thus his royalty doth speak. --Shak. 3. An emblem of royalty; -- usually in the plural, meaning regalia. [Obs.] Wherefore do I assume These royalties, and not refuse to reign? --Milton. 4. Kingliness; spirit of regal authority. In his royalty of nature Reigns that which would be fear'd. --Shak. 5. Domain; province; sphere. --Sir W. Scott. 6. 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. 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. 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(royalties) 1. The members of royal families are sometimes referred to as royalty. Royalty and government leaders from all around the world are gathering in Japan. 2. Royalties are payments made to authors and musicians when their work is sold or performed. They usually receive a fixed percentage of the profits from these sales or performances. I lived on about £3,000 a year from the royalties on my book. N-PLURAL 3. Payments made to someone whose invention, idea, or property is used by a commercial company can be referred to as royalties. The royalties enabled the inventor to re-establish himself in business. N-COUNT: usu pl

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Kingship, sovereignty. 2. Kingliness. 3. Majesty. 4. Percentage (as on copyright). 5. Kingdom, domain, sphere, province.

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