viscount

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noun vis·count \ˈvī-ˌkau̇nt\

Definition of viscount

  1. :  a member of the peerage in Great Britain ranking below an earl and above a baron

viscountcy

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viscounty

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Origin and Etymology 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


VISCOUNT Defined for English Language Learners

viscount

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noun vis·count \ˈvī-ˌkau̇nt\

Definition of viscount for English Language Learners

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


VISCOUNT Defined for Kids

viscount

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noun vis·count \ˈvī-ˌkau̇nt\

Definition of viscount for Students

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



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