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royalty

Pronunciation: /ˈrɔɪəlti/

Translation of royalty in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (people) (no article/sin artículo) (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) when royalty is o are in residence cuando algún miembro de la familia real está en palacio is she royalty? ¿es miembro de la realeza or de la familia real? we were treated like royalty nos trataron a cuerpo de rey
    Example sentences
    • The feudal past comes alive in the splendid portraits of royalty in full regalia, the photographs of palaces and luxurious interiors, and curiosities such as the Bahawalpur bed.
    • I see an engaging and fiery young woman, who on a number of occasions, has shown a regal command equal to any royal in the world, and I have known my share of royalty.
    • Amanda observed and watched the conversations silently as she ate among the table of royalty.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (status) realeza (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The title of princess, and later Queen, comes with not only the joys of royalty, but with great responsibility and knowledge.
  • 2 (payment) (often plural/frecuentemente plural) 2.1 (on intellectual property) derechos (masculine plural) de autor, royalties (masculine plural) 2.2 (on raw materials, etc) regalías (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • The unstable government has been reliant on Australian troops, police and economic aid, a situation ruthlessly exploited by Canberra in the dispute over royalties and sovereignty.
    • Yunupingu, who is reportedly embroiled in a dispute with family members over the dispersal of mining royalties and grants, gave no details about the mine proposal or how it would be financed.
    • The financial structure of the Empire, with its king's land, crown land, royalties, burdens and gifts, is extremely difficult to disentangle.
    Example sentences
    • Producers pay royalties and severance taxes from oil and gas they take out, corporate income tax on profits, and property taxes on production and transmission line lands.
    • It's been under lease to the mining giant since the late 1960s, and the traditional owners receive royalties, even though the lease predates the Land Rights Act.
    • After all, we must not forget that finally it is the Crown that owns the minerals themselves, and it is the Crown that gives the mining companies the right to extract those minerals in exchange for royalties, etc.
    Example sentences
    • Under the 1909 copyright law and its progeny, a song's composers collect royalties for a ‘public performance’ like the radio broadcast of a CD.
    • But you then have to buy copies from them, albeit at a substantial discount, and they pay you a royalty on each book sold through them.
    • Authors receive 100 percent royalties on electronic book sales of up to $300 and 40 percent thereafter.

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