Associations to the word «Royalty»

Wiktionary

ROYALTY, noun. The rank, status, power or authority of a monarch.
ROYALTY, noun. People of royal rank, plus their families, treated as a group.
ROYALTY, noun. 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
ROYALTY, noun. The payment received by an owner of real property for exploitation of mineral rights on his property.
ROYALTY, noun. (by extension) payment made to a writer, composer, inventor etc for the sale or use of intellectual property, invention etc.
ROYALTY, noun. (poker) (slang) A king and a queen as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em

Dictionary definition

ROYALTY, noun. Payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property; "he received royalties on his book".
ROYALTY, noun. Royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke