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n. pl. roy·al·ties
a. A person of royal rank or lineage.
b. Monarchs and their families considered as a group.
2. The lineage or rank of a monarch.
3. The power, status, or authority of a monarch.
4. Royal quality or bearing.
5. A kingdom or possession ruled by a monarch.
6. A right or prerogative of the crown, as that of receiving a percentage of the proceeds from mines in the royal domain.
a. The granting of a right by a monarch to a corporation or an individual to exploit specified natural resources.
b. The payment for such a right.
a. A share paid to a writer or composer out of the proceeds resulting from the sale or performance of his or her work.
b. A share in the proceeds paid to an inventor or a proprietor for the right to use his or her invention or services.
9. A share of the profit or product reserved by the grantor, especially of an oil or mining lease. Also called override.


n, pl -ties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the rank, power, or position of a king or queen
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. royal persons collectively
b. one who belongs to the royal family
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any quality characteristic of a monarch; kingliness or regal dignity
4. (Banking & Finance) a percentage of the revenue from the sale of a book, performance of a theatrical work, use of a patented invention or of land, etc, paid to the author, inventor, or proprietor


(ˈrɔɪ əl ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. royal persons collectively.
2. royal status, dignity, or power; sovereignty.
3. a person of royal lineage; member of a royal family.
4. Usu., royalties. prerogatives or rights of a sovereign.
5. a royal domain; kingdom; realm.
6. character or quality proper to or befitting a sovereign; nobility.
7. a compensation or portion of the proceeds paid to the owner of a right, as a patent or oil or mineral right, for the use of it.
8. an agreed portion of the income from a work paid to its author, composer, etc., usu. a percentage of the retail price of each copy sold.
9. a royal right, as over minerals, granted by a sovereign to a person or corporation.
10. the payment made for such a right.
[1350–1400; Middle English roialte < Old French. See royal, -ty2]


 royal persons collectively, 1480.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.royalty - payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their propertyroyalty - payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property; "he received royalties on his book"
payment - a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
2.royalty - royal persons collectivelyroyalty - royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"
house - aristocratic family line; "the House of York"
Hanoverian line, House of Hanover, Hanover - the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria)
Habsburg, Hapsburg - a royal German family that provided rulers for several European states and wore the crown of the Holy Roman Empire from 1440 to 1806
Hohenzollern - a German noble family that ruled Brandenburg and Prussia
House of Lancaster, Lancastrian line, Lancaster - the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose
Plantagenet, Plantagenet line - the family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485
Romanoff, Romanov - the Russian imperial line that ruled from 1613 to 1917
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha - the name of the royal family that ruled Great Britain from 1901-1917; the name was changed to Windsor in 1917 in response to anti-German feelings in World War I
Stuart - the royal family that ruled Scotland from 1371-1714 and ruled England from 1603 to 1649 and again from 1660 to 1714
House of York, York - the English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose
Highness - (Your Highness or His Highness or Her Highness) title used to address a royal person
king, male monarch, Rex - a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
prince - a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
princess - a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)
female monarch, queen regnant, queen - a female sovereign ruler
queen - the wife or widow of a king
عَوائِد المُؤَلِّفمَلَكِيَّه
autorský honorářkrálovská rodina / hodnost
medlem af kongehuset
szerzõi jogdíj
höfundarlaunkonungdómur, kóngafólk
autorský honorárkráľovská hodnosťkráľovská rodina
krallıkyapıt/telif hakkı


[ˈrɔɪəltɪ] N
1.realeza f, familia f real
in the presence of royaltyestando presente un miembro de la familia real, en presencia de la realeza
a shop patronized by royaltyuna tienda que visita la familia real, una tienda donde la familia real hace compras
2. (= payment) (also royalties) (on books) → derechos mpl de autor; (gen) → regalías fpl, royalti(e)s mpl (LAm)


n (= member of royal family) → membre mf de la famille royale (= members of royal family) → membres mpl de la famille royale royalties
npl (= payment) (to author)droits mpl d'auteur; (to songwriter, composer)royalties fpl; (to inventor)royalties fpl
in royalties → en royalties
He makes a reputed £250,000 a year in royalties alone → On dit qu'il se fait 250 000 livres par an uniquement en royalties.Royal Ulster Constabulary n (British) the Royal Ulster Constabulary la police de l'Irlande du Nord


(= dignity, rank)das Königtum; (collectively: = royal persons) → das Königshaus, die königliche Familie; symbols of royaltyWahrzeichen plder Königswürde; he’s royaltyer gehört zur königlichen Familie
royalties pl (→ auf +acc) (from book, records) → Tantiemen pl; (from patent) → Patent- or Lizenzgebühren pl


[ˈrɔɪltɪ] n
a. (people) → reali mpl
b. (payment) (also royalties) → diritti mpl d'autore; (from oil well, to inventor) → royalty f inv


(ˈroiəl) adjective
1. of, concerning etc a king, queen etc. the royal family; His Royal Highness Prince Charles.
2. magnificent. a royal feast.
ˈroyally adverb
ˈroyalist noun
a person who supports a king or queen. The republicans fought the royalists.
ˈroyaltyplural ˈroyalties noun
1. a payment made to a writer, recording artist etc for every book, record etc sold.
2. the state of being royal, or royal people in general. The commands of royalty must be obeyed.
royal blue
(of) a bright, darkish blue. a royal-blue dress.
References in classic literature ?
I think if you stick out a little you can get a better royalty price.
Thorndike had put even royalty-- frayed, impecunious royalty, on the lookout for a loan--at its ease.
How could one look at Ahab then, seated on that tripod of bones, without bethinking him of the royalty it symbolized?
Now as this law, under a modified form, is to this day in force in England; and as it offers in various respects a strange anomaly touching the general law of Fast and Loose-Fish, it is here treated of in a separate chapter, on the same courteous principle that prompts the English railways to be at the expense of a separate car, specially reserved for the accommodation of royalty.
Why, dear me,ANY kind of royalty, howsoever modified, ANY kind of aristocracy, howsoever pruned, is rightly an insult; but if you are born and brought up under that sort of arrangement you probably never find it out for yourself, and don't believe it when somebody else tells you.
The mimic royalty on the stage, with their soaked satins clinging to their bodies, slopped about ankle-deep in water, warbling their sweetest and best, the fiddlers under the eaves of the state sawed away for dear life, with the cold overflow spouting down the backs of their necks, and the dry and happy King sat in his lofty box and wore his gloves to ribbons applauding.
Is it a good sign, that he wishes to see Royalty and Nobility?
They were ominous words, for this was their burden: that you and your house should not sit long in the throne of kings, but that the white men should take away your royalty and divide your territories.
Say to them, Hundebert, that Cedric would himself bid them welcome, but he is under a vow never to step more than three steps from the dais of his own hall to meet any who shares not the blood of Saxon royalty.
2) To pay the Western Union a royalty of twenty per cent on all telephone rentals.
The fame of her beauty began to spread abroad through all the villages around- but why do I say the villages around, merely, when it spread to distant cities, and even made its way into the halls of royalty and reached the ears of people of every class, who came from all sides to see her as if to see something rare and curious, or some wonder-working image?
On the abolition of royalty the consular administration was substituted by Brutus, who stepped forward with a project for such a reform, which, he alleged, had been prepared by Tullius Hostilius, and to which his address obtained the assent and ratification of the senate and people.