patroon

noun
pa·​troon | \pə-ˈtrün \

Definition of patroon 

1 archaic : the captain or officer commanding a ship

2 [ 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

First Known Use of patroon

1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for patroon

French patron & Spanish patrón, from Medieval Latin patronus, from Latin, patron

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