royalty

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French roialté.

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royalty ‎(countable and uncountable, plural royalties)

  1. The rank, status, power or authority of a monarch.
  2. People of royal rank, plus their families, treated as a group.
  3. 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.
  4. The payment received by an owner of real property for exploitation of mineral rights on his property.
  5. (by extension) Payment made to a writer, composer, inventor etc for the sale or use of intellectual property, invention etc.
  6. (figuratively) Someone in a privileged position
    • 2016 June 27, Daniel Taylor, “England humiliated as Iceland knock them out of Euro 2016”, in The Guardian[1], London:
      England will have another manager for the next World Cup, Hodgson’s reign will be defined by a result comparable to losing to the United States in the 1950 World Cup and the now-familiar inquest will begin again in a country that likes to see itself as football royalty.
  7. (poker, slang) A king and a queen as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

royalty f ‎(plural royalties)

  1. royalty (all senses)

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English

Noun[edit]

royalty m ‎(invariable)

  1. royalty (payment)