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
14th century, in the meaning defined above
“Vavasor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vavasor. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.
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