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viscounty

[vahy-koun-tee]
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noun, plural vis·count·ies.
  1. viscountcy.
  2. History/Historical. the jurisdiction of a viscount or the territory under his authority.

Origin of viscounty

First recorded in 1580–90; viscount + -y3
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Historical Examples

  • You might suggest the viscounty as contingent on the marriage.

    Tristram of Blent

    Anthony Hope

  • She put that point about the viscounty, which puzzled her, first of all.

    Tristram of Blent

    Anthony Hope

  • But there are two titles, you ass; one an earldom, and the other a viscounty.

  • In reward for his fine record his peerage was made a viscounty.

  • In February 1812 he was appointed commander-in-chief in the Channel, and in 1814 he was raised to a viscounty.