viscounty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n viscounty the domain controlled by a viscount or viscountess
    • n viscounty the dignity or rank or position of a viscount or viscountess
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Viscounty The quality, rank, or office of a viscount.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n viscounty Same as viscountship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Viscounty 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:

He was succeeded in the peerage by his nephew, who, however, inherits only the viscounty.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLII. Vol. LV. April, 1844" by Various
Joan was consoled by remaining in possession of the county of Penthievre and the viscounty of Limoges.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Corneille was the son of Pierre Corneille, master of forests and waters in the viscounty of Rouen.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
In reward for his fine record his peerage was made a viscounty.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The viscounty of Kildonan was Saul.
"A Thin Ghost and Others" by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
But again, why a viscounty?
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
Upon this, all your counsel are agreed, your claim to the Viscounty rests.
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
For the Courtenays, who had without protest accepted a baronetcy and a viscounty, their earldom was dead.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Both his sons, Charles John (1812-1869), and John Henry Thomas (1814-1877), succeeded in turn to the viscounty.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The duke of Leeds derives the title of one of his viscounties from Dunblane.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
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