Part of speech: noun

Regal authority; royal persons collectively.

Part of speech: noun

A share of proceeds paid, as to an author or inventor, by those using his work or invention.

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Usage examples "royalty":

  1. Every one understood that she was sorry now that she had not wanted Jan to deck himself out in these emblems of royalty and was trying to make what slight amends she could. - "The Emperor of Portugallia", Selma Lagerlof.
  2. He was asking for the hand of one who was second only to royalty- who was possessed of everything, who was beautiful, well- born, rich, who was the daughter of the Duke of Omnium, and he had absolutely nothing of his own to offer. - "The Duke's Children", Anthony Trollope.
  3. He had promised his service to the King of Spain, but this surrender of royalty had been opposed by another chief named Silapalapa. - "The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines", Hezekiah Butterworth.