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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron; (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count.

Usage examples (38)
  • He had the distinction of being one of only two viscounts created by Cromwell.
  • Thus the word viscount was in Latin vice-comes, in itself a terrible admission.
  • 'The viscount is not supposed to have been unrivalled in the young lady's favour.
  • A regular poultry yard, of which the viscount was the peacock. for more
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