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Definition of Paravail
ParavailParavail Par`a*vail", a. [OF. par aval below; par through (L.
per) + aval down; a- (L. ad) + val (L. vallis) a valley. Cf.
Paramount.] (Eng. Law)
At the bottom; lowest. --Cowell.
Note: In feudal law, the tenant paravail is the lowest tenant
of the fee, or he who is immediate tenant to one who
holds over of another. --Wharton.
Meaning of Paravail from wikipedia
of all was the freeholder, or, as he was sometimes
termed, tenant paravail
. The Crown, who in theory owned
all lands, was lord paramount. The great...
- from one who was not a lord paramount
", (from par d val, meaning
'in the valley'). The word was confused
- and worked
the land (called the tenants
and also the tenant paravail
). In the middle
were the lords
who had no direct relationship
- A was both tenant
and lord, or a mesne
lord, and B was called
", or the lowest
tenant. Out of the feudal tenures
or holdings sprung
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