adjective par·a·vail \¦parə¦vā(ə)l\

Definition of paravail

feudal law

  1. :  being below or at the bottom —used especially of a tenant who holds of a tenant, especially the lowest tenant of the fee in immediate possession

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Origin and Etymology of paravail

Anglo-French paravale, from Old French par aval below, from par by + aval down, from a to + val valley — more at paramount, vale

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