vavasor

[vav-uh-sawr, -sohr]
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noun

(in the feudal system) a vassal ranking just below a baron.

Nearby words

  1. vauquelin,
  2. vaux,
  3. vaux, calvert,
  4. vauxhall,
  5. vav,
  6. vavasory,
  7. vavasour,
  8. vavilov,
  9. vaward,
  10. vb

Also vav·a·sour [vav-uh-soo r] /ˈvæv əˌsʊər/.

Origin of vavasor

1300–50; Middle English vavasour < Old French, perhaps contraction of Medieval Latin vassus vassōrum vassal of vassals; see vassal

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vavasor

vavasour (ˈvævəˌsʊə)

noun

(in feudal society) the noble or knightly vassal of a baron or great lord who also has vassals himselfAlso: vavassor

Word Origin for vavasor

C13: from Old French vavasour, perhaps contraction of Medieval Latin vassus vassōrum vassal of vassals; see vassal

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