vavasor

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noun vav·a·sor \ˈva-və-ˌsȯr, -ˌsu̇r\

Definition of vavasor

  1. :  a feudal tenant ranking directly below a baron

Variants of vavasor

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vavasour

Origin and Etymology of vavasor

Middle English vavasour “subvassal,” borrowed from Anglo-French vavassur, borrowed from Medieval Latin vavassor, probably by haplology from vassus vassōrum literally, “vassal of vassals” — more at vassal


First Known Use: 14th century

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