5. (Mil.) One of the soldiers of the first regiment of foot of the British army, formerly called the Royals,
and supposed to be the oldest regular corps in Europe; now called the Royal Scots.
6. An old English coin. See Rial.
(Roy"al*et) n. A petty or powerless king. [R.]
there were at this time two other royalets, as only kings by his leave.Fuller.
(Roy"al*ism) n. [Cf. F. royalisme.] the principles or conduct of royalists.
(Roy"al*ist), n. [Cf. F. royaliste.] An adherent of a king (as of Charles I. in England, or of the
Bourbons in france); one attached to monarchical government.
Where Ca'ndish fought, the Royalists prevailed.Waller.
(Roy`al*i*za"tion) n. The act of making loyal to a king. [R.] Saintsbury.
(Roy"al*ize) v. t. to make royal. Shak.
(Roy"al*ly) adv. In a royal or kingly manner; like a king; as becomes a king.
His body shall be royally interred.Dryden.
(Roy"al*ty) n.; pl. Royalties [OF. roialté, royaulté, F. royauté. See Royal, and cf. Regality.]
1. 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.
2. The person of a king or sovereign; majesty; as, in the presence of royalty.
For thus his royalty doth speak.Shak.
3. An emblem of royalty; usually in the plural, meaning regalia. [Obs.]
Wherefore do I assumeMilton.
These royalties, and not refuse to reign?
4. Kingliness; spirit of regal authority.
In his royalty of natureShak.
Reigns that which would be fear'd.
5. Domain; province; sphere. Sir W. Scott.
6. 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.
7. A share of the product or profit (as of a mine, forest, etc.), reserved by the owner for permitting another
to use the property.
8. 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.
(Royne) v. t. [F. rogner, OF. rooignier, to clip, pare, scare, fr. L. rotundus round See Rotund.]
To bite; to gnaw. [Written also roin.] [Obs.] Spenser.