Definition of Paravail. Meaning of Paravail. Synonyms of Paravail

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Definition of Paravail

Paravail
Paravail 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

- tenant 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 were given the correlative term "paravail", (from par d val, meaning 'in the valley'). The word was confused by English...
- and worked the land (called the tenants in demesne and also the tenant paravail). In the middle were the lords who had no direct relationship with the...
- A was both tenant and lord, or a mesne lord, and B was called "tenant paravail", or the lowest tenant. Out of the feudal tenures or holdings sprung certain...
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