• Attending to Royalty
    Attending to Royalty
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n royalty royal persons collectively "the wedding was attended by royalty"
    • n royalty payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property "he received royalties on his book"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Before toilet paper was invented, French royalty wiped their bottoms with fine linen
    • Royalty A share of the product or profit (as of a mine, forest, etc.), reserved by the owner for permitting another to use the property.
    • Royalty An emblem of royalty; -- usually in the plural, meaning regalia. "Wherefore do I assume
      These royalties , and not refuse to reign?"
    • Royalty Domain; province; sphere.
    • Royalty 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.
    • Royalty Kingliness; spirit of regal authority. "In his royalty of nature
      Reigns that which would be fear'd."
    • Royalty 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.
    • Royalty The person of a king or sovereign; majesty; as, in the presence of royalty . "For thus his royalty doth speak."
    • Royalty The state of being royal; the condition or quality of a royal person; kingship; kingly office; sovereignty. "Royalty by birth was the sweetest way of majesty."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The salute of uniform bodies (eg. army, police) originated from knights who lifted their visors to show their face to a royalty.
    • n royalty The state or condition of being royal; royal rank or extraction; existence as or derivation from a king or a royal personage.
    • n royalty Royal personality; concretely, a royal personage, or member of a royal family; collectively, an aggregate or assemblage of royal persons: as, royalty absented itself; discrowned royalties.
    • n royalty Royal authority; sovereign state; kingly rule or majesty; kingship, either as an attribute or as a principle.
    • n royalty The character of being kingly, or proper to a king; royal quality, literally or figuratively; kingliness.
    • n royalty That which pertains or is proper to a king or sovereign; a sovereign right or attribute; regal dominion or prerogative; a manifestation or an emblem of kingship.
    • n royalty A royal domain; a manor or possession belonging to the crown.
    • n royalty A royal due or perquisite; especially, a seigniorage due to a king from a manor of which he is lord; a tax paid to the crown, or to a superior as representing the crown, as on the produce of a royal mine.
    • n royalty Hence A compensation paid to one who holds a patent for the use of the patent, or for the right to act under it, generally at a certain rate for each article manufactured.
    • n royalty A proportional payment made on sales, as to an author or an inventor for each copy of a work or for each article sold.
    • n royalty In Scotland, the area occupied by a royal burgh, or (in the plural) the bounds of a royal burgh.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Warner Chappel Music owns the copyright to the song 'Happy Birthday'. They make over $1 million in royalties every year from the commercial use of the song.
    • n Royalty kingship: the character, state, or office of a king: majesty: the person of the king or sovereign: fixed sum paid to the Crown or other proprietor, as on the produce of a mine, &c.: kingdom: royal authority: a royal domain:
    • n Royalty (Scot.) the bounds of a royal burgh
    • ***


  • Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree
    Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree
    “People are too apt to treat God as if he were a minor royalty.”
  • Mark Twain
    “No God and no religion can survive ridicule. No political church, no nobility, no royalty or other fraud, can face ridicule in a fair field, and live.”
  • Mary Kay Ash
    Mary Kay Ash
    “We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.”
  • Walter Bagehot
    “Royalty is a government in which the attention of the nation is concentrated on one person doing interesting actions.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. roialté, royaulté, F. royauté,. See Royal, and cf. Regality
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. regalis, regal.


In literature:

The price of every book is made up of the cost of its publication with a royalty for the author.
"Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy
In the house adjoining the Royalty Theatre Madame Vestris was born.
"The Strand District" by Sir Walter Besant
This was luxury, the kind she hadn't believed real even in stories about royalty.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
This was the only glimpse I ever had of Atta royalty at home.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
It has always remained a favourite lace with English royalties, Queen Charlotte almost exclusively using it.
"Chats on Old Lace and Needlework" by Emily Leigh Lowes
He had taken the vocation of king in earnest; he fell a victim to royalty.
"Laboulaye's Fairy Book" by Various
When royalty plays and courtiers fill pit and gallery, applause is without stint.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
The wearied citizens wanted repose, and placed all their hopes in royalty.
"Political Women, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Sutherland Menzies
Why was she, the rightful heir to the crown, refused the usual honours of royalty?
"Coronation Anecdotes" by Giles Gossip
The Queen's train was very long and was carried by a marchioness, whose plain attire set off the magnificence of royalty.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye

In poetry:

What am I, and what is he
Who can cull and tear a heart,
As one might a rose for sport
In its royalty?
"Perle Des Jardins" by Madison Julius Cawein
"By my saying she saith to you, in your ears she saith,
Who hear these things,
Put no trust in men's royalties, nor in great men's breath,
Nor words of kings.
"Super Flumina Babylonis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
My luve 's in Germanie, send him hame, send him hame;
My luve 's in Germanie, send him hame;
My luve 's in Germanie,
Fighting brave for royalty:
He may ne'er his Jeanie see--
Send him hame.
"My Luve's In Germany" by Hector MacNeill
Your luve ne'er learnt to flee, bonnie dame, bonnie dame,
Your luve ne'er learnt to flee, bonnie dame;
Your luve ne'er learnt to flee,
But he fell in Germanie,
In the cause of royalty,
Bonnie dame.
"My Luve's In Germany" by Hector MacNeill
Not with the bellow of guns and not with sabres whetting,
But with growing minds of men is waged this swordless fray;
While over the dim horizon the sun of royalty, setting,
Lights, with a dying splendor, the humblest toiler's way.
"The Falling Of Thrones" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A snow-crown rising on their brows, in royalty they stood,
As if they vice-reign'd on a throne of winter solitude;
Those hills that rose far upward, till in majesty they bent
Their world's great eye-orb on her own immortal lineament!
"The Wolf-Drove" by Thomas Stoddart

In news:

State, BP to arbitrate royalty income lost from Slope leaks.
Franklin's publishing co mpany sued over royalties.
Shaun Woods, Megan Stehly reigned as Homecoming royalty.
The Rush City High School homecoming royalty were selected during a pep fest Friday morning.
This catch is Royalty to me.
Online Comments Run Afoul of Thailand's Laws Shielding Royalty from Criticism.
Sabine Royalty Trust Goes Ex-Dividend Soon.
As oil continues to spew into the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration moves to break up the agency tasked with both collecting royalties and policing Big Oil.
But since that time, there has been a bit of a change over at Disney and a new addition to the ranks of royalty: Princess Leia.
Wybron, Inc has announced that it will be giving away RDM (Remote Device Management) responder source code with a royalty free license at LDI 2007.
Thomas Aquinas crowns homecoming royalty.
Music and comedy royalty struck a defiant tone in a benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy victims on Wednesday, asking for help to rebuild a New York metropolitan area most of them know well.
Suit alleges hundreds of millions in underpaid digital royalties.
After months of planning, the inaugural Miss Waconia Royalty Program will be held at Island View Golf Club in Waconia at 5 pm on Sunday, Oct 14.
That mine, in turn, supports the tribe through millions in taxes and royalties -- and 100 jobs with an average salary of $75,000.

In science:

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