Definitions for viscountˈvaɪˌkaʊnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a nobleman next below an earl or count and next above a baron.

    Category: Western History

Origin of viscount:

1350–1400; ME viscounte < AF; OF visconte (F vicomte) =visvice3+countecount2


Princeton's WordNet

  1. viscount(noun)

    (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count

  2. viscount(noun)

    a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron


  1. viscount(Noun)

    A member of the peerage above a baron but below a count or earl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Viscount(adj)

    an officer who formerly supplied the place of the count, or earl; the sheriff of the county

  2. Viscount(adj)

    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


  1. Viscount

    A viscount or viscountess is a member of the European nobility whose comital title ranks usually, as in the British peerage, below an earl or a count and above a baron.

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a nobleman next in rank below an earl.

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