patroon

noun
pa·​troon | \ pə-ˈtrün How to pronounce patroon (audio) \

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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“Patroon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patroon. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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