Definition of


  1. (noun, person) (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count
  2. (noun, person) a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron

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Alternate forms of Viscount

Hypernyms: lord, noble, nobleman, peer

Origin of the word Viscount

  1. late 14c., "deputy of a count or earl," from Anglo-Fr. and O.Fr. visconte, from M.L. vicecomes (gen. vicecomitis), from L.L. vice- "deputy" (see vice-) + L. comes "member of an imperial court, nobleman" (see count (n.)). As a rank in British peerage, first recorded 1440, when John, Baron Beaumont, was made one by Henry VI. more

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Words that sound like Viscount

vacant, vaccinate, vaccinated, vesicant, vicinity, vignette, visconti, viscounty

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