viscountess

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n viscountess a noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own right
    • n viscountess a wife or widow of a viscount
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Viscountess The wife of a viscount.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n viscountess A peeress in rank next after a countess and before a baroness. The title is usually held by the wife of a viscount, but in Great Britain it may be inherited by a woman in her own right.
    • n viscountess A size of slate. See the quotation.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. vicomtesse, LL. vicecomitissa,

Usage

In literature:

Viscountess Keith, Admiral, Right Hon.
"Gustavus Vasa" by W. S. Walker
That night there were tears of excitement and dismay on the pillow of the Viscountess-to-be as she thought of the alarming future.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
But if the countess is to lose her husband, she ought to lose him to a viscountess, at least.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
Viscountess Folkestone is, like La France, a Hybrid Tea.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
They wondered 'why the Lavigne did not star on the programme as a Viscountess?
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The long rooms are little less elegant than in former days, and Madame the present Viscountess's boudoir is a model of taste.
"Frances Kane's Fortune" by L. T. Meade
Monty Paliser murdered by the Viscountess of Casa-Evora!
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
In 1919 Viscountess Astor was elected for Plymouth.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Why should she call herself Mrs. Theodore Warrender, when she has the title of a viscountess?
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
As to the second disability, I shall pledge myself to present the Viscountess Culduff at the next drawing-room.
"The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly" by Charles James Lever
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