boyar

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noun bo·yar \bō-ˈyär\
variants: or less commonly

boyard

Definition of boyar

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

Origin and Etymology of boyar

Russian boyarin


First Known Use: 1555


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