- (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
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Examples from the Web for vavasor
When Vavasor was gone she turned with greater diligence to her musical studies.
Now Vavasor was in reality not a little disgusted at what he beheld.
"You are too much of a philosopher for me, Miss Raymount," said Vavasor with a smile.
Excuse me, Mr. Vavasor, but how do you know I am not a professional singer?
It takes a lifetime, Mr. Vavasor, to learn where to pay our taxes.
- (in feudal society) the noble or knightly vassal of a baron or great lord who also has vassals himselfAlso: vavassor
C13: from Old French vavasour, perhaps contraction of Medieval Latin vassus vassōrum vassal of vassals; see vassal
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