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  • nounsovereignty
  • nounnobility

synonyms for royalty

  • aristocracy
  • authority
  • distinction
  • eminence
  • greatness
  • kingship
  • nobility
  • power
  • primacy
  • rank
  • supremacy
  • queenship
  • the crown
See also synonyms for: royalties
  • percentage
  • kingship
  • majesty
  • power
  • rank
  • realm
  • regency
  • sovereign
  • sovereignty
  • queenship
  • regality

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What is another word for royalty?

Royalty has a number of different meanings, and there are different synonyms for each one.

Most generally, royalty refers to royal people collectively.

The royalty of a specific place is often referred to as the monarchy. A metonym for royalty is the crown.

Individual members of the royalty can be called royals.

Sometimes, royalty refers to a specific royal family.

Royalty is sometimes used in a metaphorical sense. When we say someone is treated like royalty, we mean they are given the most luxurious and deferential treatment, as if they were a king or queen. To be treated like royalty is to be catered to, indulged, pampered, or spoiled.

Sometimes, royalty is used in a figurative sense to refer to a very important person or people in a particular arena, especially a public one like politics or show business, as in She’s fashion royalty. Such people can be referred to as A-list celebrities, A-listers, VIPs, and luminaries.

Another much different meaning of royalty refers to a payment made in a business arrangement, such as the kind that a creator receives when their work is purchased or used in some way (like when a music streaming service pays a record company each time a song is played and a percentage of that payment goes to the artist).

These royalties are also called royalty payments. Traditionally, they come in the form of royalty checks. Creators who get royalties are said to get a percentage (of the profits).

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antonyms for royalty

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  • insignificance
  • subservience
  • unimportance
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    How to use royalty in a sentence

    Weissman is not one of them, though he stands to get patent royalties.
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    JUSTKITCHEN IS USING CLOUD KITCHENS TO CREATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF RESTAURANT FRANCHISINGCATHERINE SHUJANUARY 22, 2021TECHCRUNCH
    This year’s struggles have served to highlight concerns over streaming royalties.
    MUSIC MADE 2020 BETTER, BUT WE FAILED TO MAKE 2020 BETTER FOR MUSICIANSBRIAN HEATERDECEMBER 25, 2020TECHCRUNCH
    A multitude of manual processes and siloed systems meant that developers and publishers couldn’t link complex calculations for royalties to the underlying data.
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    More than half of emergency small-business funds went to larger businesses, new data showsMcDonald’s, for instance, set aside $1 billion at the start of the pandemic to defer rent and royalty payments for franchise owners until business returned.
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    An appeal is pending in one major case, a $35 million judgment against Justice's companies in a coal royalty payment suit in Kentucky.
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    Under its deal with AstraZeneca, Oxford will receive no royalties during the pandemic but could make millions after it ends through a web of patents including those held by Vaccitech, a for-profit spinoff.
    OXFORD’S COVID VACCINE DEAL WITH ASTRAZENECA RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT ACCESS AND PRICINGLBELANGER225AUGUST 24, 2020FORTUNE
    Some affirm that he wrote to please royalty, but if so why did he not condemn the custom to appease the wrath of a sapient king.
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    By their agreement with the owner, the Company have the right of mining under an area of 185 acres, at a royalty of 6d.
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