Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of boyard.

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Examples

  • He then called the boyards together, read the decree of the Sultan, and threatened them with an invasion if they resisted.

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  • After their arrival at the capital, the princes delivered an address to the assembled boyards, promising happiness and prosperity to the people; but as soon as the first ceremonies were concluded, the greater number gave themselves up to self-indulgence, exacted servile attentions from all about them, and practised every kind of unlawful extortion upon all those who were able to furnish supplies to the treasury.

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  • The prince was elected by the boyards, [131] or barons spiritual and temporal, and by the nation

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  • There was a council of twelve boyards, whose signatures along with that of the prince were visually appended to all important State documents.

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  • Afterwards they tortured and assassinated his minister, a veteran of eighty years of age, and spread such terror amongst the troops who had remained faithful to their murdered prince, that his boyards and their followers took to flight and sought refuge in Wallachia.

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  • He thereupon assembled the boyards and called upon them to take up arms.

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  • The Christian voivodes to be elected by the metropolitan and the boyards.

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  • The industrious peasantry, who form the large majority, have paid for their allotted lands, and a great many continue to buy from the indigent boyards.

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  • They were also employed as slaves in the households of the boyards, especially in the kitchens, which they made 'not less disgusting than the receptacles of swine.'

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  • The one in Moldavia was headed by a number of leading boyards, who at first contented themselves with petitioning for the restoration of their liberties.

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