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vis·count

 (vī′kount′)
n.
1. A nobleman ranking below an earl or count and above a baron.
2. Used as a title for such a nobleman.

[Middle English, from Old French visconte, from Medieval Latin vicecomes, vicecomit- : Late Latin vice-, vice- + Late Latin comes, occupant of any state office; see count2.]

viscount

(ˈvaɪkaʊnt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the British Isles) a nobleman ranking below an earl and above a baron
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in various countries) a son or younger brother of a count. See also vicomte
3. (Historical Terms) (in medieval Europe) the deputy of a count
[C14: from Old French visconte, from Medieval Latin vicecomes, from Late Latin vice- vice3 + comes count2]

vis•count

(ˈvaɪˌkaʊnt)

n.
a nobleman next below an earl or count and next above a baron.
[1350–1400; Middle English viscounte < Anglo-French; Old French visconte (French vicomte) =vis vice3 + counte count2]
vis′count•cy, n., pl. -cies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viscount - (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a countviscount - (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count
noble, nobleman, Lord - a titled peer of the realm
2.viscount - a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baronviscount - a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron
peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
Translations
فيكونت: لقَب شَرَف
vikomt
engelsk adelstitel
vicomte
greifi
vikontasvikontėvikonto žmona
vikonts
vikomt
vikont

viscount

[ˈvaɪkaʊnt] Nvizconde m

viscount

[ˈvaɪkaʊnt] nvicomte m

viscount

nViscount m

viscount

[ˈvaɪkaʊnt] nvisconte m

viscount

(ˈvaikaunt) noun
a nobleman next in rank below an earl.
ˈviscountess noun
1. the wife or widow of a viscount.
2. a woman of the same rank as a viscount.
References in classic literature ?
why could you not have seen her as she said to the viscount,--
Neither the viscount nor the abbe observed anything amiss.
Learning that the house in the rue du Cygne exactly suited the viscount, she begged her future husband to do her the kindness to tell him that her uncle knew it was for sale.
The viscount threw up his arms with a gesture of despair.
At first, the viscount refused to believe; but he received such exact details that he ceased protesting.
VISCOUNT GORING, his Son SIR ROBERT CHILTERN, Bart., Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs VICOMTE DE NANJAC, Attache at the French Embassy in London MR.
Athos, foreseeing the period when he should make a soldier of the viscount, had inured him to all kinds of arduous undertakings.
"I am the Viscount de Bragelonne," answered Raoul, blushing at being unable to name his father, as the Count de Guiche had done.
"Viscount, your countenance, your goodness and your courage incline me toward you; my gratitude is already due.
"Your excellency," he said, "the master of the Hotel de Londres has sent to let you know that a man is waiting for you with a letter from the Viscount of Morcerf."
"Are not you the person who brought me a letter," inquired Franz, "from the Viscount of Morcerf?"
Sir Walter had once been in company with the late viscount, but had never seen any of the rest of the family; and the difficulties of the case arose from there having been a suspension of all intercourse by letters of ceremony, ever since the death of that said late viscount, when, in consequence of a dangerous illness of Sir Walter's at the same time, there had been an unlucky omission at Kellynch.