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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The captain or officer commanding a ship.

Usage examples (34)
  • "He says," announced the Swiss, "that he is cousin and agent of the seignior they call the patroon, and his name is Van Corlaer."
  • A patroon was a landholder who was granted one of these great estates in exchange for bringing fifty new settlers into the colony.
  • "Billy is 25 years old, and is known as the patroon of my boat for many years; in all probability he may resist; in that event 50 dollars will be paid for his HEAD."
  • Livingston was a great patroon of the Hudson Valley. for more
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