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

Origin and Etymology of patroon

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


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