royalty noun

1 money paid to an author, etc.

ADJ. advance

VERB + ROYALTY pay | earn, get, receive | charge

ROYALTY + NOUN cheque, payment

PREP. in ~s She earns a lot in royalties. | ~ from/on He has received royalties on previous inventions.

PHRASES an advance on royalties

2 members of the royal family

ADJ. minor

PHRASES in the presence of royalty She behaved as if she were in the presence of royalty.