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patroon

[ puh-troon ]
/ pəˈtrun /
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noun

a person who held an estate in land with certain manorial privileges granted under the old Dutch governments of New York and New Jersey.

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Origin of patroon

1655–65; <Dutch <French <Latin patrōnus.See patron, -oon
pa·troon·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for patroon

patroon
/ (pəˈtruːn) /

noun

(in the US) a Dutch land-holder in New Netherland and New York with manorial rights in the colonial era
patroonship, noun
C18: from Dutch: patron 1
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