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Definition of Royalty

Royalty

  1. The state of being royal; the condition or quality of a royal person; kingship; kingly office; sovereignty.
  2. The person of a king or sovereign; majesty; as, in the presence of royalty.
  3. An emblem of royalty; -- usually in the plural, meaning regalia.
  4. Kingliness; spirit of regal authority.
  5. Domain; province; sphere.
  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.

Royalty Quotations

My whole thing is loyalty. Loyalty over royalty; word is bond.
Fetty Wap

In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.
Gianni Versace

Several people, not just reviewers, took me to task for writing about what they called the working classes - something I've been doing for 40 years. I thought that was contemptible - what do they want to do, ghettoize the working class as a subject? Can you only write about your own class? I've written about royalty, am I not allowed to do that?
Martin Amis

If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.'
Jeff Foxworthy

Indeed, the existence of class, of social hierarchy, is as old as man himself. It prevails in the jungle where strength determines hierarchy; among men, it has also been savagely the same, whereby rulers vested with power through personal combat, or through lineal heritage as in the case of royalty, ravage their subjects.
F. Sionil Jose
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Royalty Translations

royalty in Spanish is realeza
royalty in Swedish is kunglighet, avgift
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