Vavasory
Vavasory Vav"a*so*ry, n. [F. vavassorie.] (Feud. Law) The quality or tenure of the fee held by a vavasor; also, the lands held by a vavasor. [1913 Webster]

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  • vavasory — /vav euh sawr ee, sohr ee/, n., pl. vavasories. 1. the tenure of a fee held by a vavasor. 2. lands held by a vavasor. [1605 15; < ML vavasoria < MF vavassourie. See VAVASOR, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • vavasory — [ vavəs(ə)ri] noun (plural vavasories) historical the estate of a vavasour …   English new terms dictionary

  • vavasory — vav·a·so·ry …   English syllables

  • vavasory — /vaevas(6)riy/ The lands that a vavasour held …   Black's law dictionary

  • vavasory — n. (pl. ies) hist. the estate of a vavasour. Etymology: OF vavasorie or med.L vavasoria (as VAVASOUR) …   Useful english dictionary

  • — I fēng 〈名〉 (1) (会意。 金文字形, 左边象土上长着丰茂的树木形, 右边是一只手(又, 后来写作 寸 ), 表示聚土培植。 《说文》: 封, 爵诸侯之土也。 从之从土从寸。 郭沫若曰: 古之畿封实以树为之也。 此习于今犹存。 然其事之起, 乃远在太古。 太古之民多利用自然林木以为族与族间之畛域, 西方学者所称为境界林者是也。 。 李孝定曰: 封之本义当以郭说为是, 许训乃后起之义。 字象植树土上, 以明经界。 爵诸侯必有封疆, 乃其引申义。 本义: 疆界; 田界) (2)… …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

  • 封地 — fēngdì [vavasory; fief, feud] 旧时分封给王室成员及大臣、 诸侯的土地 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

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