- 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." [Holyday.]
- The person of a king or sovereign; majesty; as, in the presence of royalty ."For thus his royalty doth speak." [Shak.]
- An emblem of royalty; -- usually in the plural, meaning regalia.(Obs)"Wherefore do I assume These royalties, and not refuse to reign?" [Milton.]
- Kingliness; spirit of regal authority."In his royalty of nature Reigns that which would be fear'd." [Shak.]
- Domain; province; sphere.
- 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.
- A share of the product or profit (as of a mine, forest, etc.), reserved by the owner for permitting another to use the property.
- 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.
Etymology: OF. roialté royaulté, F. royauté. See Royal, and cf. Regality