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Boris

[bawr-is, bohr-, bor-; Russian buh-ryees] /ˈbɔr ɪs, ˈboʊr-, ˈbɒr-; Russian bʌˈryis/
noun
1.
a male given name.

Boris III

noun
1.
1894–1943, king of Bulgaria 1918–43.
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  • Prince Boris is the hereditary deputy grand master of the dynastic orders.
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  • Modern historians, however, tend to acquit Boris of the crime.
  • King Boris was reduced to the status of a puppet king as a result of the coup.
Word Origin and History for Boris

Slavic masc. proper name, literally "fight," from Slavic root *bor- "to fight, overcome" (see bore (v.)).

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Boris III

king of Bulgaria from 1918 to 1943, who during the last five years of his reign headed a thinly veiled royal dictatorship.

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