royalty
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English roialte, from Anglo-French realté, roialté, from real Date: 14th century 1. a. royal status or power ; sovereignty b. a right or perquisite of a sovereign (as a percentage paid to the crown of gold or silver taken from mines) 2. regal character or bearing ; nobility 3. a. persons of royal lineage b. a person of royal rank <
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c. an elite class 4. a right of jurisdiction granted to an individual or corporation by a sovereign 5. a. a share of the product or profit reserved by the grantor especially of an oil or mining lease b. a payment to an author or composer for each copy of a work sold or to an inventor for each item sold under a patent

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] Royalty… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Royalty — may refer to: * A royal family (by extension the ruling house of any monarchy, regardless of the title), or one or more of its members * Royalties, the payment made (originally to the licensing crown) for a concession of commercial value (e.g.… …   Wikipedia

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  • royalty — {{hw}}{{royalty}}{{/hw}} spec. al pl. Percentuale sugli utili corrisposta a chi concede lo sfruttamento di giacimenti petroliferi, miniere, brevetti e sim. | Percentuale che l editore paga all autore per ogni copia di libro venduto. ETIMOLOGIA:… …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • royalty — Voz inglesa que se usa con frecuencia en español, normalmente en la forma plural royalties, para designar la cantidad que se paga al propietario de un derecho a cambio del permiso para ejercerlo y, en especial, el dinero que debe percibir el… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • royalty — late 14c., office or position of a sovereign, from O.Fr. roialte, from V.L. *regalitatem (nom. *regalitas), from L. regalis (see ROYAL (Cf. royal)). Sense of prerogatives or rights granted by a sovereign to an individual or corporation is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • royalty — |róialti| s. m. Valor que corresponde ao pagamento pela publicação, utilização ou comercialização de obra, patente, marca, etc. (Mais usado no plural.) • Plural: royalties.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • royalty — /ˈrɔjalti, ingl. ˈrɔɪəltɪ/ [vc. ingl. «regalità»] s. f. inv. percentuale □ diritti d autore, diritti sulle vendite …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • royalty — (plural royalties; del inglés; pronunciamos roya l ti ) sustantivo masculino 1. Pago que una persona o empresa debe hacer al titular de una obra, patente, invento o cosa parecida, como derecho por explotarlos comercialmente …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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