noun vis·count·ess \-ˌkan-təs\

: the wife or widow of a viscount

: a woman who has the rank of a viscount

Full Definition of VISCOUNTESS

:  the wife or widow of a viscount
:  a woman who holds the rank of viscount in her own right

First Known Use of VISCOUNTESS

15th century


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