Alternative formsEdit


From Middle English waryson, from Old Northern French warison, variant garison, guarison. Doublet of garrison.


warison (plural warisons)

  1. (obsolete) Wealth, possessions; a treasure (literal or figurative).
  2. (obsolete) A reward, recompense.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, “xxij”, in Le Morte Darthur, book IX:
      whanne sire Tristram was in the see / he said / Grete wel kyng Marke and all myn enemyes / and saye hem I wille come ageyne whan I maye / And wel am I rewarded for the fyghtynge with sire Marhaus [] and wel I am rewarded for [] many other dedes haue I done for hym / and now haue I my waryson
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  3. (obsolete after misuse by Walter Scott) A war cry played to order the soldiers to attack (normally played on a bugle).

Old FrenchEdit


warison f (oblique plural warisons, nominative singular warison, nominative plural warisons)

  1. Alternative form of garison


  • Middle English: waryson