- n. historical a subvassal; someone holding their lands from a vassal of the crown rather than from the crown directly
- From Old French vavasour, from Medieval Latin vavassor, perhaps from vassus vassorum ("vassal of vassals"). (Wiktionary)
“Vaucouleurs, by a peasant of Champagne who was a vavasour, that is, a freeman.”
“An immense tourney for the hand of Melior is to be held, with a jury of kings to judge it: and everybody, Christian or pagan, from emperor to vavasour is invited to compete.”
“Robert, so before these Churchmen she repeated very much what the vavasour of Champagne had said formerly, when he had been sent to Jean le Bon, as she was now sent to the Dauphin Charles.”
“The vavasour of Champagne, a man of mature years and sound sense, when in the days of King John, he, like the Maid, had heard a Voice in the fields bidding him go to his King, went straightway and told his priest.”
“But one among them, who had with his own eyes seen the vavasour, recognised at once that he was a good, simple man and without guile.”
“Plague and of the Black Prince the vavasour of Champagne heard a voice coming forth from a beam of light.”
“There is no doubt that, according to all appearances, this vavasour had acted with greater wisdom than La Romée's daughter.”
“The vavasour therefore went to King John's chaplain and said to him: "Obtain for me an audience of the King; I have something to tell that I will say to no one but to him.”
“The earliest in date is a vavasour of Champagne, who had a mission to speak to King John; of this holy man I have written sufficiently in the present work.”
“Having journeyed as far as the Plain of Beauce, where King John, impatient for battle, was encamped with his army, the vavasour of”
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