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  • n. A member of a Russian aristocratic order abolished by Peter the Great. Also, one of a privileged class in Romania.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as boyar.


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  • As for me, I fell to the lot of a boyard, who put me to work in his garden, and gave me twenty lashes a day.


  • And as a devoted grand-child i loved (and still love) to spend weeks in my grand parents lovely house in Fouras a little village of Charente Maritime (to help you find it on the map i can say that from the house of my grand parents you can see fort boyard – yes yes the same as the one in the famous game).

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  • Happy at having got her way, the princess decided that the first thing to be done was to find some old white-haired boyard, whose advice she could trust, and then to be very careful in choosing her horse.

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  • The boyard tried to wheel his horse suddenly and face him, but the horse would not obey him; scared by the terrible cry it bounded aside, and the Lyakh received Kukubenko's fire.

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  • According to his promise, the sham czar married Marina, the daughter of the Polish boyard.

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  • Sendomir, a wealthy boyard, not only espoused his cause, and gave him pecuniary help, but promised him his daughter

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  • He was tall, slenderly built, and a fine specimen of the young boyard, with that determined expression of countenance which suggests a habit of acting and being obeyed as the feudal lord.

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  • If the gipsy of a boyard or his children stole some such trifle as

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  • Wallachia called Petraschko, was born about the year 1558, and in 1583 he married the widow of a boyard, by whom he had at least one, if not two sons, and a daughter.

    Roumania Past and Present

  • He was of an old boyard family, and was educated at Jassy, Athens, and Paris.

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