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From Old French roialté.
royalty (plural royalties)
- The rank, status, power or authority of a monarch.
- People of royal rank, plus their families, treated as a group.
- A royal right or prerogative, such as the exploitation of a natural resource; the granting of such a right; payment received for such a right
- The payment received by an owner of real property for exploitation of mineral rights on his property.
- (by extension) payment made to a writer, composer, inventor etc for the sale or use of intellectual property, invention etc.
- (poker, slang) A king and a queen as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em
a monarch and their families treated as a group
rank, status, etc. of a monarch
- Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523
royalty m (invariable)
- royalty (payment)