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Definition of vavassor

Vavasor Vav"a*sor, n. [OE. vavasour, OF. vavassor, vavassour, F. vavasseur, LL. vavassor, probably contr. from vassus vassorum vassal of the vassals. See Vassal.] (Feud. Law) The vassal or tenant of a baron; one who held under a baron, and who also had tenants under him; one in dignity next to a baron; a title of dignity next to a baron. --Burrill. ``A worthy vavasour.' --Chaucer. [Also written vavasour, vavassor, valvasor, etc.] Vavasours subdivide again to vassals, exchanging land and cattle, human or otherwise, against fealty. --Motley.

Meaning of vavassor from wikipedia

- A vavasour (also vavasor; Old French vav****or, vav****our; Modern French vav****eur; Late Latin vav****or), is a term in feudal law. A vavasour was the v****al...
- maintain their status as free knights. Castle warrior Devşirme Gentry Mamluk Vav****or Arnold 12–29 and especially 69 *Leyser 33 Chronicon Ebersheimense, ed....