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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Credit Suisse is blaming SwissPerform, a royalty payments agency, for the problem.
▪ Baucus actively opposes any increase in mineral royalty payments to the government.
▪ More often than not, the producer's money comes out of the artist's record company royalty payment.
▪ A new artist with this sort of deal should expect to receive a royalty rate of 10-14 percent of the retail price.
▪ Money both big advances against royalties and generous royalty rates once a record began to make a profit-were powerful inducements.
▪ Almost from day one, the arguments over royalty rates, promotional budgets and artwork waged unceasingly.
▪ But then Michael gets an even bigger royalty rate than Madonna.
▪ And while a 5 percent royalty rate might have been fair in 1972, times had changed.
▪ But Sting's royalty rate was increased, and backdated, giving him an immediate cash payment of some £100,000.
▪ Ravel even decreed from his deathbed that Adler should not pay royalties for playing Bolero.
▪ They paid royalties, though offering notoriously low advances.
▪ It would be unrealistic to not expect to pay higher royalties in the foreseeable future.
▪ Genentech is paid royalties for sales of the drug.
▪ If the bill became law, manufacturers using chemicals obtained from local species would have to pay a royalty to the state.
▪ Merck will pay royalties on any sales resulting from the exercise.
▪ Sony are allegedly not paying royalties to the Beatles, and refuse to withdraw the album.
▪ This is to ascertain whether these companies have paid over the correct royalties to the band.
▪ But Johnson never received credit or writing royalties and has lived most of his life in poverty.
▪ A district judge will decide later the amount of money and interest the musicians must receive from royalties.
▪ It would also receive royalties from the sales drugs approved for marketing.
▪ In pence per record terms, this means that most bands receive a royalty of between 50p and 70p per album sold.
▪ Government lawyers have been encouraged by a 1997 Appeal Court judgment preventing the spy George Blake from receiving royalties on his autobiography.
▪ A new artist with this sort of deal should expect to receive a royalty rate of 10-14 percent of the retail price.
▪ In return for giving Loblaws its official seal of approval, Probe was to receive a royalty on sales.
▪ Wherever she went, she was mobbed; whenever she traveled, she was treated like royalty.
▪ She herself was now treated like visiting royalty when she went anywhere.
▪ Medal winners will receive large cash prizes from the government and be treated like royalty.
▪ The hotels and guesthouses still treat their visitors like royalty.
▪ The A list is a privileged lot that is treated like royalty and given the utmost respect.
▪ He receives a royalty of 2% on each card sold.
▪ Simon's royalties for the book will go to charity.
▪ As a result, publishers have few costs to charge writers and composers against their publishing royalties.
▪ Coal mined underground generates an 8 percent gross royalty.
▪ He loved royalty, caste, empire.
▪ If their copyright music becomes a record and is sold, royalties become due.
▪ Monsanto will charge seed companies a handsome royalty to immunize their seed.
▪ Nowadays record companies use impeccable accounting techniques, assisted by computers, to calculate the royalties for composers.
▪ She herself was now treated like visiting royalty when she went anywhere.
▪ The princess: She was very good and cleaned and cooked for her brothers in their cottage even though she was royalty.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Royalty \Roy"al*ty\, n.; pl. Royalties. [OF. roialt['e], royault['e], F. royaut['e]. See Royal, and cf. Regality.]

  1. The state of being royal; the condition or quality of a royal person; kingship; kingly office; sovereignty.

    Royalty by birth was the sweetest way of majesty.

  2. The person of a king or sovereign; majesty; as, in the presence of royalty.

    For thus his royalty doth speak.

  3. An emblem of royalty; -- usually in the plural, meaning regalia. [Obs.]

    Wherefore do I assume These royalties, and not refuse to reign?

  4. Kingliness; spirit of regal authority.

    In his royalty of nature Reigns that which would be fear'd.

  5. Domain; province; sphere.
    --Sir W. Scott.

  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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, "office or position of a sovereign," also "magnificence," from or modeled on Old French roialte (12c., Modern French royauté), from Vulgar Latin *regalitatem (nominative *regalitas), from Latin regalis (see royal). Sense of "prerogatives or rights granted by a sovereign to an individual or corporation" is from late 15c. From that evolved more general senses, such as "payment to a landowner for use of a mine" (1839), and ultimately "payment to an author, composer, etc." for sale or use of his or her work (1857). Compare realty.


n. 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 (context by extension English) payment made to a writer, composer, inventor etc for the sale or use of intellectual property, invention etc. 6 (context poker slang English) A king and a queen as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em

  1. n. payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property; "he received royalties on his book"

  2. royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty" [syn: royal family, royal line, royal house]


Royalty may refer to:

Royalty (Down with Webster song)

"Royalty" is a song by Canadian band, Down with Webster. The song was released as the third single from the band's album Time to Win, Vol. 2 on January 10, 2012. The song peaked at #75 on the Canadian Hot 100.

Royalty (Childish Gambino album)

Royalty (stylized as R O Y A L T Y) is the sixth mixtape by American recording artist Donald Glover, better known as Childish Gambino; it was released on July 4, 2012. The album has many featured artists and is produced by Glover and his co-producer Ludwig Goransson, as well as Beck, Boi-1da and SKYWLKR. This is notably different from how Glover operates on other projects, as he has been known to not work with other artists much in his music.

Royalty (grape)

Royalty (also known as Royalty 1390) is a red Californian wine grape variety that was developed in 1938 by Dr. Harold P. Olmo of the University of California, Davis. The grape is a red fleshed teinturier which, unlike most red wine grapes, will produced red-tinged colored wine even without maceration time on the skins. The grape is a hybrid being produced from the Vitis vinifera Trousseau gris variety from the Jura wine region of France and the teinturier grape Alicante Ganzin that, itself, is a hybrid of a Vitis rupestris variety and the Vitis vinifera grape Aramon.

Royalty (Chris Brown album)

Royalty is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Chris Brown. It was released on December 18, 2015, by RCA Records. The album is dedicated to Chris Brown's daughter, Royalty Brown. The album's production and its recording sessions were conducted from 2015, involving several record producers including Vinylz, Boi-1da, Dre Moon, The Monsters and the Strangerz and The MeKanics. The album features guest appearances from singers Solo Lucci, Tayla Parx and Future.

The album title was revealed on his Twitter on August 22, 2015, alongside a preview of the lead single " Liquor", which subsequently peaked at number 50 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was followed by two more singles: " Zero" (released on September 18, 2015) and " Back to Sleep" (released on November 5, 2015). The former peaked at number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the latter debuted at number 20. " Fine by Me", was released as the album's fourth and final single on November 27, 2015.

The album received mixed reviews from music critics. Royalty debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200, selling 162,000 copies in its first week. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Usage examples of "royalty".

The crowd surged forward to the corral again and several strangers clapped Alec on the back, envying him his brush with royalty.

What should I tellen of the royalty Of this marriage, or which course goes beforn, Who bloweth in a trump or in an horn?

This invasion of the royal palace by the roistering canaille, this vile insult to royalty, was an affront beyond endurance.

General had influence in high places and Royalty came to stay at Coft Castle.

After defeating a Roman army he assumed all the pomp of royalty, and took the surname of Tryphon, which had been borne by a usurper to the Syrian throne.

Even Krogh, who had changed the worlds forever, reaped only a tiny royalty when someone faxed him- or herself across space and time, the morbidity filter one of many background processes running behind every collapsiter grid transaction.

They were fixtures, part of the trappings of royalty, as much as the gilded sconces and the elegant tapestries.

And all around her the idiots, the fools, taking her picture, practically bowing before her, treating her like goldarn royalty.

I think that King Poniatowski ought to have abdicated the name of Augustus, which he had taken at the time of his accession to the throne, when he abdicated royalty.

British royalty had done in recognizing specific merchants as official purveyors to the crown, a certain rather radical Saudi prince, named Hamal, from the vast, extended Saudi Royal Family had recognized an outstanding, select few merchants who catered not to the Saudi Royal Family but to the greater worldwide Muslim community as a whole.

Looking down at the Great Wall, Grand Moff Hissa realized that without a spaceship, cloud car, or airspeeder, there was no way that Triclops could have gotten over the wall to flee from the Valley of Royalty.

The Khelat, may they be forever blessed, think that all it takes to push a starship around is to be a member of royalty.

She simply thought she was stealing a beau from some other girl, and he never dreamt he was dallying with Neches River royalty.

Bob was still there, arguing with Hans Santesson about cracking the pro rata share of royalties problem for reprints of stories in college-level text-anthologies.

When Le Roy passed on, he left Betty Raye, the only one in the family who had been nice to him, millions of dollars in royalties that just keep on rolling in.