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royalty

noun  us   /ˈrɔɪ·əl·ti/

royalty noun (PEOPLE)

[U] kings or queens and their families as a group, or the rank or power of these people: They treated her like royalty.

royalty noun (PAYMENT)

[C usually pl] a payment made esp. to writers and musicians every time their books or songs are bought or used by others
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