droit de suite

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droit de suite (French drwad sɥit)
 
n
a right recognized by the legislation of several member countries of the European Union whereby an artist, or his or her heirs, is entitled to a share of the price of a work of art if it is resold during the artist's lifetime or for 70 years after his or her death
 
[from French, literally: the right of following]

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Main Entry:  droit de suite
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in art, the legal right of an artist to collect royalties on the resale of their artwork by another
Example:  A directive mandates a somewhat uniform system of droit de suite across the European Union.
Etymology:  1922' Fr. 'right to follow'
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