Viscountship

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Viscountship The quality, rank, or office of a viscount.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n viscountship The rank or dignity of a viscount.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Viscountship the rank or dignity of a viscount
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. vicomté,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. viscomte (Fr. vicomte)—Low L. vice-comes—L. vice, in place of, comes, a companion.

Usage

In literature:

From about 819 to 1082 Carcassonne formed a separate countship, and from the latter date till 1247 a viscountship.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
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