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boyar

noun bo·yar \bō-ˈyär\

Definition of BOYAR

:  a member of a Russian aristocratic order next in rank below the ruling princes until its abolition by Peter the Great

Variants of BOYAR

bo·yar also bo·yard \bō-ˈyär\
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Origin of BOYAR

Russian boyarin
First Known Use: 1591

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