royalties(redirected from Royalty (payment))
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.
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royaltiespayments made for the use of an INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT (copyrights, patents etc.) or physical property rights (mineral extraction rights etc.).
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