Definitions for vavasorˈvæv əˌsɔr, -ˌsoʊr
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vav•a•sorˈvæv əˌsɔr, -ˌsoʊr(n.)
a feudal vassal ranking just below a baron.
Category: Western History
Origin of vavasor:
1300–50; ME vavasour < OF, perh. contr. of ML vassusvassōrum vassal of vassals; see vassal
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