Pronunciation: (bō-yär', boi'ur), [key]
1. Russian Hist.a member of the old nobility of Russia, before Peter the Great made rank dependent on state service.
2. a member of a former privileged class in Rumania. Also,bo•yardPronunciation: (bō-yärd', boi'urd). [key]
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