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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.