from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See viscountcy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The territory administered by a viscount as (notably royal) official
  • n. An estate held (as fief or nominally) with the title of viscount

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as viscountship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the dignity or rank or position of a viscount or viscountess
  • n. the domain controlled by a viscount or viscountess


From viscount (from Middle English viscounte, from Middle French viscomte (modern vicomte), from Old French visconte, from medieval Latin vicecomes, from vice- + comes 'companion, count') + -y (Wiktionary)



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