• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Patroon 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n patroon One who received a grant of a certain tract of land and manorial privileges, with the right to entail, under the old Dutch governments of New York and New Jersey. The privileges of the patroons were finally extinguished about 1850, as a result of the efforts of the Antirent party.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Patroon pā-trōōn′ one who received a grant of land under the old Dutch governments of New York and New Jersey
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. patroon, a patron, a protector. See Patron
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut.; cf. Patron.


In literature:

The young Patroon was very ardent.
"The Hidden Children" by Robert W. Chambers
You know that the Patroons have dropped me, and you know what for.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
I Go to a Famous Gathering at the Patroon's Manor House.
"In the Valley" by Harold Frederic
Its young owner, Mr. Kemble, who was the Patroon of the merry company, still held it.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
And the "loyal and loving tenantry" gave good heed to their patroon's orders.
"Historic Boys" by Elbridge Streeter Brooks
In New York the manorial privileges of the great patroons were swept away.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
M., centering at Ft. Orange, over which he was given the feudal powers of a patroon.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
Upon the death of his father, Billy went to England to see the world and rub off a little of the patroon rust.
"The Contrast" by Royall Tyler
We were no sooner in smooth water than the patroon, according to their beastly Hollands custom, stopped his boat and required of us our fares.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The patroons encased themselves in an environment of pomp and awe.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus

In news:

Janny Venema of the New Netherland Project discusses how the Dutch West India Company decided to colonize the area of New Amsterdam and encourage non-company patroon ships to realize Dutch presence in the region.
Boys' soccer: Patroon Conference All-Stars.
Wasaren All-Stars Sweep the Patroon Stars in boys and girls basketball.
Cambridge's Will Bromirski erupted for 35 points in the Wasaren/ Patroon All-Star Game tonight at Rensselaer High School leading the way for the Wasaren Stars as they earned a 97-79 victory over their counterparts from the Patroon Conference.
Patroon vs Wasaren All-Stars scheduled for Tuesday.
The Patroon Conference vs Wasaren League Exceptional Senior Basketball Games are set to take place Tuesday evening at Rensselaer High.
Patroon Conference Girls Basketball All-Stars.
These are the Patroon Conference best from Maple Hill coach Mark Bubniak.
2011 Foothills, Patroon , Adirondack, Suburban boys soccer league all-stars.
Patroon Conference boys' and girls' soccer all-stars released.
The 2010 Patroon Conference boys' and girls' soccer all-stars have been released.
Maple Hill's Patroon Conference winning streak hits 100 Friday night.
Mark Bubniak never has emphasized his Maple Hill girls' basketball team's Patroon Conference winning streak — a span that reached 99 games Wednesday with a 62-27 decision over Coxsackie.