noun, plural roy·al·ties.
Origin of royalty
Examples from the Web for royalty
He is as well-connected with rock stars as he is with royalty.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Afghanistan artist who designed the cards receives a royalty on all packages sold.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Angelina Jolie in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From expensive art to rigs, exotic animals to royalty, the requests kept coming.The American Ebola Rescue Plan Hinges on One Company. Meet Phoenix.|Abby Haglage|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Saving gorillas with royalty, can Congress toke up and the NSA chief profited even as he had AT&T spy on you.7 Must-Read Stories About A Belgian Prince, Weed in Congress and NSA Profiteering: The Best of The Beast|William Boot|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This allows for artist compensation based on revenue rather than royalty, as Spotify does.Taylor Swift Dumps Spotify, Igniting Turf War Between Spotify and Apple|Dale Eisinger|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When surrounded by the splendors of royalty, she frequently retired to weep over deficiencies which it was too late to repair.Maria Antoinette|John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Herein is the extreme value of the numberless scions of Royalty with which England is over-blessed.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England, Vol. I (of 4).--1841-1857|Charles L. Graves
It was a peculiarity of this man that he always spoke, like royalty, in the first person plural.HE|Andrew Lang
Expectations of personal advantages through the favor of royalty did not enter into the formation of his opinions.
The present tendency of things is evidently towards a crisis, all the chances of which are opposed to royalty.History of the Girondists, Volume I|Alphonse de Lamartine
noun plural -ties
- royal persons collectively
- one who belongs to the royal family
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). Cf. realty.
A payment made for some right or privilege, as when a publisher pays a royalty to an author for the author's granting the publisher the right to sell the author's book.