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boyard


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boyar  \Bo*yar"\,  Boyard  \Bo*yard"\,  n.  [Russ.  boi['a]rin'.] 
  A  member  of  a  Russian  aristocratic  order  abolished  by  Peter 
  the  Great.  Also  one  of  a  privileged  class  in  Roumania. 
 
  Note:  English  writers  sometimes  call  Russian  landed 
  proprietors  boyars.