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Meaning of VISCOUNT

Pronunciation:  'vI`kawnt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron
  2. [n]  (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count

VISCOUNT is a 8 letter word that starts with V.


 See Also: Lord, noble, nobleman, peer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Vis"count`\, n. [OE. vicounte, OF. visconte, vescunte,
F. vicomte, LL. vicecomes; L. vice (see {Vice}, a.) + comes a
companion, LL., a count. See {Count}.]
1. (O. Eng. Law) An officer who formerly supplied the place
   of the count, or earl; the sheriff of the county.

2. 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. [Eng.] --Chaucer.