Definition of patronomate in English:

patronomate

noun

Ancient Greek History
rare
  • The office or position of patronomos, a member of the council set up by Cleomenes III (227 b.c.) to reform the polity of Hellenistic Sparta.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Year's Work Classical Studies. From Hellenistic Greek πατρονόμος, the title of certain magistrates at Sparta + -ate.

Pronunciation

patronomate

/pəˈtrɒnəmeɪt/