noun vis·count \ˈvī-ˌkant\

: a man who is a member of the British nobility and who ranks below an earl and above a baron

Full Definition of VISCOUNT

:  a member of the peerage in Great Britain ranking below an earl and above a baron
vis·count·cy \-ˌkan(t)-sē\ noun
vis·county \-ˌkan-tē\ noun

Origin of VISCOUNT

Middle English viscounte sheriff, viscount, from Anglo-French visquens, visconte, from Medieval Latin vicecomit-, vicecomes, from Late Latin vice- vice- + comit-, comes count — more at count
First Known Use: 15th century
VISCOUNTY Defined for Kids


noun vis·count \ˈvī-ˌkant\

Definition of VISCOUNT for Kids

:  a British nobleman ranking below an earl and above a baron


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