viscount

Definitions

  • Admiral Viscount Nelson
    Admiral Viscount Nelson
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n viscount a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron
    • n viscount (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Viscount 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.
    • Viscount (O. Eng. Law) An officer who formerly supplied the place of the count, or earl; the sheriff of the county.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n viscount Formerly, an officer who acted as deputy of a count or earl in the management of the affairs of the county; the sheriff of a county.
    • n viscount A degree or title of nobility next in rank below that of earl, and immediately above that of baron. It is the most recently established English title, having been first conferred by letters patent on John, sixth Baron Beaumont, by Henry VI., in 1440. In Great Britain the title is frequently attached to an earldom as a second title, and is by courtesy held by the eldest son during the lifetime of the father. The coronet of a viscount of England is composed of a circle of gold, chased, having on the edge twelve, fourteen, or sixteen pearls; the cap is of crimson velvet, turned up with ermine, and closed at the top with a rich tassel of gold. See cut under coronet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Viscount vī′kownt an officer who formerly acted as deputy to the earl, the vice-comes: a title of nobility next below an earl
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. vicounte, OF. visconte, vescunte, F. vicomte, LL. vicecomes,; L. vice,see Vice (a.)) + comes, a companion, LL., a count. See Count
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:

Lovell, Francis, first Viscount Lovell, 9, 10, 50.
"Henry VIII." by A. F. Pollard
In the west end is that in remembrance of Viscount Mordaunt, son of the Earl of Peterborough.
"Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Bolingbroke, Viscount, vii, 168.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
He was of the same family as that of the present Viscount Strangford.
"Notes and Queries, Number 186, May 21, 1853" by Various
I hope you've made another, and given your money, as I told you, to your cousin, the Viscount.
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
BRYCE, (Viscount) James, on teachings of Bernhardi, 343; appreciation of letter by Dr. C.W.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
Of humble birth, he won the interest of the viscount of the castle, who gave him a good education.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson
Sophia Hay (25.1) was the daughter of the Earl of Erroll, and Viscount Melgum's wife.
"Ballads of Scottish Tradition and Romance" by Various
In 1622 he became Viscount Andover, and in 1626 Earl of Berkshire.
"Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois" by George Chapman
At Killicrankie, however, the warrior appeared again on the field, fighting, under the unfortunate Viscount Dundee, for James the Second.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745." by Mrs. Thomson
What was it to her if Harry were made a viscount, a duke, or the Pope?
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
Replies to Viscount Howick on the corn law.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
George Tierney, 1809; 11, Sir Dyce Duckworth; 24, Viscount Cranborne, C.B., M.P.
"Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Thomas, Viscount Aimwell, come to take away your sister.
"The Beaux-Stratagem" by George Farquhar
Brand (the Speaker), the late Viscount Hampden, whose death everyone laments.
"Fragments of Two Centuries" by Alfred Kingston
Henry held these for six years, then granted both to John Dudley, Viscount Lisle, Lord High Admiral.
"Holborn and Bloomsbury" by Sir Walter Besant
I hope he'll stick to it even although he should become Viscount Saint Maur.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
In the first rank of her youthful admirers was the Viscount Giovanni Massetti.
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
And he departed from the Viscount, sorrowful.
"Aucassin and Nicolette translated from the Old French" by Anonymous
In the year 1613, he was made Lord High Treasurer of Scotland, and created an English peer by the style and title of Viscount Rochester.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
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In poetry:

"But what are dukes and viscounts to
The happiness of all my crew?
The word I gave you I'll fulfil;
It is my duty, and I will.
"Captain Reece" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The First Lord's daughter, proud,
Snubbed Earls and Viscounts nightly;
She sneered at Barts. aloud,
And spurned poor Joe Golightly.
"Joe Golightly - Or, The First Lord's Daughter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The cunning agent shook his head,
"No, none - except" - (the agent said) -
"The DUKE OF A., the EARL OF B.,
The MARQUIS C., and VISCOUNT D.
"The Reverend Simon Magus" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Jesse Kelly, center, Republican candidate for southern Arizona's 8th Congressional District, smiles as he waits for special election results with his wife Aubrey Kelly, left, at the Viscount Suite Hotel in Tucson on April 17.
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