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royalty

noun
     
Related topics: Arts, Officials
roy‧al‧ty plural royalties
1 [uncountable]PGO members of a royal family:
At school the other children treated them like royalty.
2 [countable usually plural]A a payment made to the writer of a book or piece of music depending on how many books etc are sold, or to someone whose idea, invention etc is used by someone else to make money:
the royalties from his latest book
royalty payments

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