Meaning of paravail


Pronunciation: (par"u-vāl', par'u-vāl"), [key]
— adj. Old Eng. Law.
  1. being below or inferior to all others; specifically, being a tenant of one who holds land of another who is also a tenant: a tenant paravail.
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