Russian History. a member of the old nobility of Russia, before Peter the Great made rank dependent on state service.
a member of a former privileged class in Romania.
a member of an old order of Russian nobility, ranking immediately below the princes: abolished by Peter the Great
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John (1st Baron Boyd Orr of Brechin Mearns) 1880–1971, Scottish nutritionist and writer: Nobel Peace Prize 1949.