vavasor

noun
vav·​a·​sor | \ ˈva-və-ˌsȯr How to pronounce vavasor (audio) , -ˌsu̇r \
variants: or vavasour

Definition of vavasor

: a feudal tenant ranking directly below a baron

First Known Use of vavasor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Vavasor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vavasor. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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