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A landholder in New Netherland who, under Dutch colonial rule, was granted proprietary and manorial rights to a large tract of land in exchange for bringing 50 new settlers to the colony.

[Dutch, from French patron, patron, master, from Old French; see patron.]


(Historical Terms) (in the US) a Dutch land-holder in New Netherland and New York with manorial rights in the colonial era
[C18: from Dutch: patron1]
paˈtroonˌship 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; < Dutch < French < Latin patrōnus]
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Boaz, maandblad van de Vereeniging van Nederlandsche patroons "Boaz " (January 12, 1900).
In 1644, the Dutch Board of Accounts advised that for the purposes of cultivating land and growing wheat on Manhattan Island, "it would not be unwise to allow, at the request of the Patroons, Colonists and other farmers the introduction from Brazil, there, of as many Negroes as they would be disposed to pay for at a fair price.
Patroons owned whole villages as well as fishing rights.
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See his, Witte boorden, blauke kielen: patroons en arbeiders in de belgische textieInijverheid in de 19e en 20e eeuw, [Belgium]: Ludion: AMSAB: Profortex, 1997.
We view Jackson's development as a coach, first in the Continental Basketball Association with the Albany Patroons and later with the powerhouse Bulls and Lakers.
Patroons often reserved the right to extract minerals and set up mills on the tenants' land and to cross it in order to cut timber on other parts of the landlord's extensive holdings.