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1. The wife or widow of a viscount.
2. A noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own right.
3. Used as a title for such a noblewoman.


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the wife or widow of a viscount
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a woman who holds the rank of viscount in her own right


(ˈvaɪˌkaʊn tɪs)

1. the wife or widow of a viscount.
2. a woman holding in her own right a rank equivalent to that of a viscount.
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viscountess - a wife or widow of a viscountviscountess - a wife or widow of a viscount  
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
2.viscountess - a noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own rightviscountess - a noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own right
peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
زَوجَة أو أرمَلَة الفيكونتسيِّدة في رُتْبَة الفيكونت
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[ˈvaɪkaʊntɪs] Nvizcondesa f


[ˈvaɪkaʊntəs] nvicomtesse f


nViscountess f


(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.
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The Bath paper one morning announced the arrival of the Dowager Viscountess Dalrymple, and her daughter, the Honourable Miss Carteret; and all the comfort of No.
They visited in Laura Place, they had the cards of Dowager Viscountess Dalrymple, and the Honourable Miss Carteret, to be arranged wherever they might be most visible: and "Our cousins in Laura Place,"--"Our cousin, Lady Dalrymple and Miss Carteret," were talked of to everybody.
The influence of the viscount and viscountess in their brother's behalf was assisted by that right understanding of Mr.
She is a remarkable woman, and I only regret that there does not exist another like her, about twenty years younger; in that case, I assure you, there would very soon be a Countess and Viscountess of Morcerf.
Two of the eleven are filled with Marie van Houtte roses, two with Viscountess Folkestone, two with Laurette Messimy, one with Souvenir de la Malmaison, one with Adam and Devoniensis, two with Persian Yellow and Bicolor, and one big bed behind the sun-dial with three sorts of red roses (seventy-two in all), Duke of Teck, Cheshunt Scarlet, and Prefet de Limburg.
1919: Viscountess (Nancy) Astor became Britain's first woman MP, holding a safe Plymouth seat for the Tories in a by-election caused by her husband's elevation of the peerage.
VISCOUNTESS Nancy Astor became the first female MP.
Beryl, Viscountess Cowdray', which produces rich red flowers.
At various points in her life she was known as Raine McCorquodale, the Honourable Mrs Gerald Legge, Viscountess Lewisham, the Countess of Dartmouth, Countess Spencer, the Dowager Countess Spencer and Countess Jean-Franois de Chambrun.
I first started with the SEE in 1976 as a fresh-faced assistant to the future Viscountess Long, Mrs Gibbons and the then Secretary, Sylvia Clifford, on a casual basis, becoming part-time in 1977 and then fulltime.
Realising that the national parks lacked accessible facilities for the disabled, he enlisted the help of Elinor, Viscountess Rochdale and the pair of them got a group of likeminded people together to put things right.
The Viscountess was the second wife of the second Lord Leverhulme, who died in 1949.