Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[puh-troon] /pəˈtrun/

a person who held an estate in land with certain manorial privileges granted under the old Dutch governments of New York and New Jersey.
(in the US) a Dutch land-holder in New Netherland and New York with manorial rights in the colonial era

1660s, variant of patron used in foreign contexts, from Dutch patroon (a French loan-word) or French patron “master, patron,” from Old French (see patron; also cf. -oon); used from 1758 in parts of New York and New Jersey colonies for “landholder,” especially one with certain manorial privileges (abolished c.1850) under the old Dutch governments by the charter of 1629.


Read Also:

  • Patsy

    [pat-see] /ˈpæt si/ noun, plural patsies. Slang. 1. a person who is easily swindled, deceived, coerced, persuaded, etc.; sucker. 2. a person upon whom the blame for something falls; scapegoat; fall guy. 3. a person who is the object of a joke, ridicule, or the like. [pat-see] /ˈpæt si/ noun 1. a male given name, […]

  • Patsy cline

    [klahyn] /klaɪn/ noun 1. Patsy (Virginia Patterson Hensley) 1932–63, U.S. country singer. /klaɪn/ noun 1. a continuous variation in form between members of a species having a wide variable geographical or ecological range /klaɪn/ noun 1. Patsy, original name Virginia Patterson Hensley. 1932–63, US country singer; her bestselling records include “Walking After Midnight”, “I Fall […]

  • Patsys

    [pat-see] /ˈpæt si/ noun 1. a male given name, form of . 2. a female given name, form of . /ˈpætsɪ/ noun (slang, mainly US & Canadian) (pl) -sies 1. a person who is easily cheated, victimized, etc 2. a scapegoat n. “fall guy, victim of a deception,” 1903, of uncertain origin, possibly an alteration […]

  • Patted

    [pat] /pæt/ verb (used with object), patted, patting. 1. to strike lightly or gently with something flat, as with a paddle or the palm of the hand, usually in order to flatten, smooth, or shape: to pat dough into flat pastry forms. 2. to stroke or tap gently with the palm or fingers as an […]

Disclaimer: Patroonship definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.