patroon

patroon

[puh-troon]
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.

Origin:
1655–65; < Dutch < French < Latin patrōnus. See patron, -oon

patroonship, noun
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patroon (pəˈtruːn)
 
n
(in the US) a Dutch land-holder in New Netherland and New York with manorial rights in the colonial era
 
[C18: from Dutch: patron1]
 
pa'troonship
 
n

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patroon
1662, variant of patron used in foreign contexts, from Du. patroon or Fr. patron "master, patron," from O.Fr. (see patron); used from 1758 in parts of N.Y. and N.J. colonies for "landholder," especially one with certain manorial privileges (abolished c.1850) under the old
Dutch governments by the charter of 1629.
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