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pronoiar (plural pronoiars)

  1. One who is granted a pronoia.
    • 1984, Bartusis, Mark C., The Late Byzantine Soldier: A Social and Administrative Study[1], Rutgers University, page 485:
      We can say, without any doubt, that Saravares was a pronoiar. But was he a soldier?
    • 1990, Treadgold, Donald W., quoting George Ostrogorsky, History of the Byzantine State[2], quoted in Freedom: A History, NYU Press, page 113:
      The pronoiar now had the obligation of military service . . . [his] estate was not the private property of the pronoiar, but was unalienable, and to begin with it was also not heritable.
    • 2009, chapter 1, in Handbook to Life in the Medieval World, 3-Volume Set, Volumes 1-3[3], Infobase Publishing, →ISBN, page 53:
      the pronoiar (land grantee) did not swear an oath of personal loyalty to the strategos, since the emperor remained the legal owner of the land.