noun \pə-ˈtrün\

Definition of PATROON

archaic :  the captain or officer commanding a ship
[Dutch, from French patron] :  the proprietor of a manorial estate especially in New York originally granted under Dutch rule but in some cases existing until the mid-19th century

Origin of PATROON

French patron & Spanish patrón, from Medieval Latin patronus, from Latin, patron
First Known Use: 1743


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