Definition of viscount noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvaɪkaʊnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvaɪkaʊnt//
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(in Britain) a nobleman of a rank below an earl and above a baron Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French visconte, from medieval Latin vicecomes, vicecomit- (from vice- and the title count).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: viscount