royalties

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Royalty

A fee that one receives in exchange for allowing another party to use and profit from one's property. For example, a publisher who prints and sells a book must compensate the author for use of his/her intellectual property. Usually a royalty is a percentage of the revenue or profit that the other party (in this example, the publisher) makes.

royalties

payments made for the use of an INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT (copyrights, patents etc.) or physical property rights (mineral extraction rights etc.).