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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Patroonship The office of a patroon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n patroonship The privileges or position of a patroon.
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In literature:

Patroonships in New Netherland, 293.
"England in America, 1580-1652" by Lyon Gardiner Tyler
Did any aspiring adventurer seek to leap at a bound to the exalted position of patroonship?
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
And for a time it seemed as though the patroonship would be the prevailing form of grant in New Netherland.
"Dutch and English on the Hudson" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
It had been a part of the Dutch patroonship of Pavonia granted to Michael Pauw in 1630.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various