Royalty

Roy"al*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Royalties (#).
[OF. roialt, royault, F. royaut. See Royal, and cf. Regality.] 1. The state of being royal; the condition or quality of a royal person; kingship; kingly office; sovereignty.
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Royalty by birth was the sweetest way of majesty.
Holyday.
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2. The person of a king or sovereign; majesty; as, in the presence of royalty.
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For thus his royalty doth speak.
Shak.
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3. An emblem of royalty; -- usually in the plural, meaning regalia. [Obs.]
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Wherefore do I assume
These royalties, and not refuse to reign?
Milton.
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4. Kingliness; spirit of regal authority.
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In his royalty of nature
Reigns that which would be fear'd.
Shak.
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5. Domain; province; sphere. Sir W. Scott.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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