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Viscount

Viscount Meaning & Definition
Viscount Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Viscount?

[n] a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron
[n] (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count

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See Also | Lord | noble | nobleman | peer

Viscount In Webster's Dictionary

\Vis"count`\, n. [OE. vicounte, OF. visconte, vescunte, F. vicomte, LL. vicecomes; L. vice (see {Vice}, a.) + comes a companion, LL., a count. See {Count}.] 1. (O. Eng. Law) An officer who formerly supplied the place of the count, or earl; the sheriff of the county. 2. A nobleman of the fourth rank, next in order below an earl and next above a baron; also, his degree or title of nobility. See {Peer}, n., 3. [Eng.] --Chaucer.

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