Also boˈyard (boʊˈjɑrd
; bōyärdˈ; ˈbɔɪərd
the rank was abolished by Peter I
a member of the privileged aristocracy in Romania
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Word origin of 'boyar'Russ bojarin, grandee < boj, battle < IE base *bhei-, to strike