Definitions for viscountˈvaɪˌkaʊnt
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(in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count
a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron
A member of the peerage above a baron but below a count or earl.
an officer who formerly supplied the place of the count, or earl; the sheriff of the county
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
Origin: [OE. vicounte, OF. visconte, vescunte, F. vicomte, LL. vicecomes; L. vice (see Vice, a.) + comes a companion, LL., a count. See Count.]
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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