(in the feudal system) a vassal ranking just below a baron.
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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for vavasor
Historical Examples of vavasor
"You are too much of a philosopher for me, Miss Raymount," said Vavasor with a smile.
It takes a lifetime, Mr. Vavasor, to learn where to pay our taxes.
Excuse me, Mr. Vavasor, but how do you know I am not a professional singer?
It was not in Vavasor's usual taste: he had forgotten his best manners.
When Vavasor was gone she turned with greater diligence to her musical studies.
British Dictionary definitions for vavasor
(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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