Definition of patroonship in English:

patroonship

noun

US
historical
  • The office or position of patroon; the estate of a patroon.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Washington Irving (1783–1859), author. From patroon + -ship. Compare Dutch patroonschap.

Pronunciation

patroonship

/pəˈtruːnʃɪp/