Patroon Pa*troon", n. [D. patroon a patron, a protector. See {Patron}.] One of the proprietors of certain tracts of land with manorial privileges and right of entail, under the old Dutch governments of New York and New Jersey. [1913 Webster]

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  • patroon — (n.) 1660s, variant of PATRON (Cf. patron) used in foreign contexts, from Du. patroon or Fr. patron master, patron, from Old French (see PATRON (Cf. patron)); used from 1758 in parts of N.Y. and N.J. colonies for landholder, especially one with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • patroon — ☆ patroon [pə tro͞on′] n. [Du, protector < Fr patron < OFr PATRON ] a person who held a large estate with manorial rights under a grant from the Dutch government of New Netherland …   English World dictionary

  • Patroon — For other uses, see Patroon (disambiguation). New Netherland series Exploration Fortifications:  • Fort Amsterdam  • Fort Nassau (North)  • Fort Orange …   Wikipedia

  • Patroon — Le terme de patroon (du néerlandais patroon, propriétaire ou dirigeant d une compagnie) était un propriétaire terrien possédant des droits seigneuriaux sur de grandes étendues de terre (un patroonat, en néerlandais patroonshap) dans les colonies… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • patroon — noun Etymology: French patron & Spanish patrón, from Medieval Latin patronus, from Latin, patron Date: 1743 1. archaic the captain or officer commanding a ship 2. [Dutch, from French patron] the proprietor of a manorial estate especially in New… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • patroon — patroonship, n. /peuh troohn /, n. a person who held an estate in land with certain manorial privileges granted under the old Dutch governments of New York and New Jersey. [1655 65; < D < F < L patronus. See PATRON, OON] * * * …   Universalium

  • patroon — captain of a ship; coxswain of a longboat Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Patroon — Stephen Van Rensselaer’s nickname …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • patroon — pÉ™ truː n. owner of a patroonship, owner of a land lease privilege granted to individuals by the Dutch government in New York and New Jersey during the 18th century …   English contemporary dictionary

  • patroon —    (pah TROON) [Dutch, from French, from Latin] Under the old Dutch governments of New York and New Jersey, the owner of a landed estate with some manorial privileges, i.e., the right to impose fees or taxes.    In the 1600s, the Dutch West India …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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