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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.
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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
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(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]
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 royal persons collectively, 1480.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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 - a female sovereign ruler
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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)
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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
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(= 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
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[ˈrɔɪltɪ] n
a. (people) → reali mpl
b. (payment) (also royalties) → diritti mpl d'autore; (from oil well, to inventor) → royalty f inv
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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
When Martin asked for an advance on royalties, they wrote that such was not their custom, that books of that nature rarely paid for themselves, and that they doubted if his book would sell a thousand copies.
Martin remembered the five dollars Gertrude had given him, and his resolve to return it to her a hundred times over; so he wrote for an advance on royalties of five hundred dollars.
The worship of royalty being founded in unreason, these graceful and harmless cats would easily become as sacred as any other royalties, and indeed more so, because it would presently be noticed that they hanged nobody, beheaded nobody, imprisoned nobody, inflicted no cruelties or injustices of any sort, and so must be worthy of a deeper love and reverence than the customary human king, and would certainly get it.
By a miracle of persuasion Upjohn had persuaded him to give ten pounds in advance of royalties.
"In advance of royalties, mind you," said Cronshaw to Philip.
Then we would speak of this publisher and of that, comparing the generosity of one with the meanness of another; we would argue whether it was better to go to one who gave handsome royalties or to another who "pushed" a book for all it was worth.
It is true that I have never cared greatly for 'On the Heights,' which in its dealing with royalties seems too far aloof from the ordinary human life, and which on the moral side finally fades out into a German mistiness.
The publisher also will be responsible for collecting all of your synchronization and print royalties, and handling legal issues.
The procurement regulations, which were issued by the Maryland Board of Public Works, would require State contractors to disclaim a deduction for royalties and similar payments to affiliated companies unless those affiliated companies reported those payments as income on a Maryland tax return.
Global Banking News-January 15, 2019-ImmunoGen disposes USD65m Residual Kadcyla Royalties
Osisko Gold Royalties announced that it has entered into a second amended and restated royalty purchase agreement with Barkerville Gold Mines pursuant to which it will acquire an additional 1.75% net smelter return royalty for the aggregate purchase price of C$20M on the Cariboo property located in British Columbia, Canada.
Texas, US-based oil and gas mineral and royalty interests owner Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP (NYSE: KRP) has closed the acquisition of the mineral and royalty interests held by Texas-based Haymaker Minerals and Royalties, LLC and Haymaker Resources, LP in a deal valued at approximately USD 404m, the company said.