Definition of captainate in English:

captainate

noun

rare, historical
  • 1A district or province under the jurisdiction of a captain.

  • 2The position or office of captain.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Dee (1527–1609), mathematician, astrologer, and antiquary. From captain + -ate, frequently after forms in other European languages. Compare French capitainat, German † Capitainat both apparently earliest with reference to south-eastern Europe.

Pronunciation

captainate

/ˈkapt(ɪ)neɪt//ˈkapt(ɪ)nət/