viscountcy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n viscountcy the title of a viscount
    • n viscountcy the dignity or rank or position of a viscount or viscountess
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Viscountcy The dignity or jurisdiction of a viscount.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n viscountcy The rank or dignity of a viscount.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Viscountcy the rank or dignity of a viscount
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Etymology

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:

He was given a viscountcy in recognition of his long and brilliant service in the army.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Combermere was succeeded by his only son, Wellington Henry (1818-1891), and the viscountcy is still held by his descendants.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
He died on the 28th of December 1888, the viscountcy becoming extinct.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
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