in the Middle Ages, a feudal vassal next in rank below a baron, holding lands from a superior lord and having vassals under himself
Origin of vavasorMiddle English vavasour from Old French from Medieval Latin vavassor, probably from vassus vassorum, vassal of vassals from Gaulish an unverified form vasso-: see valet
A feudal tenant who ranked directly below a baron or peer.
Origin of vavasorMiddle English vavasour from Old French from Medieval Latin vavassor possibly contraction of vassus vassōrum vassal of vassals vassus vassal ( from Vulgar Latin vassus ; see vassal . ) vassōrum genitive pl. of vassus vassal
- Alternative spelling of vavasour.