• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Boyard A member of a Russian aristocratic order abolished by Peter the Great. Also, one of a privileged class in Roumania.☞ English writers sometimes call Russian landed proprietors boyars.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boyard Same as boyar.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Russ. boiárin',


In literature:

Which of all the white-headed boyards shall I choose as counsellor?
"The Violet Fairy Book" by Various
Louise Boyard, I think, or Polliard, one or the other.
"The Countess of Saint Geran" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Louise Boyard, I think, or Polliard, one or the other.
"Celebrated Crimes, Complete" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Some of the boyards murmured at the war, and declared that their strength and resources were exhausted.
"A Book of Golden Deeds" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Now as to the boyards, or old landed aristocracy.
"Roumania Past and Present" by James Samuelson
There are no more Russian Princes, no more Boyards, no more Milords to minister to her extravagances.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
I fell to the share of a Boyard who made me his gardener, and gave me twenty lashes a day.
"Candide" by Voltaire
This was probably the origin of the boyards or nobles.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
Command, but never obey; and you will be a terror to the boyards.
"Strange Stories from History for Young People" by George Cary Eggleston
At the Fort Boyard men and women were packed into the same enclosure, separated only by a screen.
"History of the Commune of 1871" by P. Lissagary