vavasur (s.xii3/4)

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vavasur (s.xii3/4)

vavasor,  vavasour,  vavassur,  vavassour;  vavaçor,  vavaçzour,  wavasor  332  


1vassal of a vassal, minor noble (between a baron and a knight)
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Ses barons fist mander, vavasors e terriers  537
( c.1185 )  Ne fu duks [ne] barons ne quens; Mes vavasour esteit mult bons  11707
2county official, deputy sheriff
( 1258-59 )  en chescun cunté seit un vavasur del cunté memes vescunte, ke ben et leuement trete la gent del cunté  451
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