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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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.  --Shak. 
  3.  An  emblem  of  royalty;  --  usually  in  the  plural,  meaning 
  regalia.  [Obs.] 
  Wherefore  do  I  assume  These  royalties,  and  not 
  refuse  to  reign?  --Milton. 
  4.  Kingliness;  spirit  of  regal  authority. 
  In  his  royalty  of  nature  Reigns  that  which  would  be 
  fear'd.  --Shak. 
  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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  payment  to  the  holder  of  a  patent  or  copyright  or  resource 
  for  the  right  to  use  their  property 
  2:  royal  persons  collectively  [syn:  {royal  family},  {royal  line}, 
  {royal  house}] 

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