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vavasor

[vav-uh-sawr, -sohr] /ˈvæv əˌsɔr, -ˌsoʊr/
noun
1.
(in the feudal system) a vassal ranking just below a baron.
Also, vavasour
[vav-uh-soo r] /ˈvæv əˌsʊər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English vavasour < Old French, perhaps contraction of Medieval Latin vassus vassōrum vassal of vassals; see vassal
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vavasor

/ˈvævəˌsɔː/
noun
1.
(in feudal society) the noble or knightly vassal of a baron or great lord who also has vassals himself Also vavassor
Word Origin
C13: from Old French vavasour, perhaps contraction of Medieval Latin vassus vassōrum vassal of vassals; see vassal
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