Definitions of royalty

  1. The rights or prerogatives of a king or superior; emblems of royalty.
  2. Emblems of royalty; rights of a king.
  3. royal persons collectively; " the wedding was attended by royalty"
  4. The person of a king or sovereign; majesty; as, in the presence of royalty.
  5. Kingliness; spirit of regal authority.
  6. Domain; province; sphere.
  7. 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.
  8. A share of the product or profit ( as of a mine, forest, etc.), reserved by the owner for permitting another to use the property.
  9. An emblem of royalty; - usually in the plural, meaning regalia.
  10. The state, station, birth, etc., of a king; person of a king or of one of sovereign rank; persons of sovereign rank collectively; kingly nature or quality; a tax paid to the crown, as a percentage of gold or silver mined, etc.; hence, a share of the product or profit ( as of a mine, etc.) claimed by the owner for permitting another to use the property; a percentage paid to an inventor or author for the use of a patent or copyright.
  11. Kingship: the character, state, or office of a king: majesty: the person of the king or sovereign: in England the fixed sum paid to the crown or other proprietor, as on the produce of a mine, etc.: in U. S. a sum paid to the owner of a patent, copyright or other property in consideration of the right to make or use the article within certain limitations: kingdom.
  12. Character, state, or office of a king; a king; right or privilege of a king; percentage paid to the holder of a patent, copyright, & c., for privilege of using or selling.
  13. Regal authority; royal persons collectively.
  14. A share of proceeds paid, as to an author or inventor, by those using his work or invention.
  15. The character, state, office, or person of a king; royal domains; proprietary right of part profit.
  16. The character, state, or office of a king; the sovereign; share or portion due to a king or to a superior, as to an inventor for the use of his patent, or to a landowner for the use of his patent, or to a landowner for the privilege of working mines on his estate.
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