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"royalty" in British English

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royaltynoun

uk   /ˈrɔɪ.əl.ti/ us   /ˈrɔɪ.əl.t̬i/
  • royalty noun (RULERS)

[U, + sing/pl verb] the people who belong to the family of a king and queen: She believes she's related to royalty.

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(Definition of royalty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"royalty" in American English

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royaltynoun

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
(Definition of royalty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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royaltynoun [C, usually plural]

uk   /ˈrɔɪəlti/ us   plural royalties
FINANCE a payment made to a writer, musician, inventor, etc. every time something they have created or invented is bought or used by others: Gross royalties from university inventions dropped from $23.1 million to $16.8 million. a royalty payment Internet radio companies reached a 10-year music royalty agreement with copyright holders.
FINANCE, NATURAL RESOURCES, PROPERTY an amount of money paid to land owners when oil, coal, etc. is taken from their land
(Definition of royalty from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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