viscountess

[ vahy-koun-tis ]
/ ˈvaɪˌkaʊn tɪs /

noun

the wife or widow of a viscount.
a woman holding in her own right a rank equivalent to that of a viscount.

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Origin of viscountess

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at viscount, -ess

usage note for viscountess

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for viscountess

viscountess
/ (ˈvaɪkaʊntɪs) /

noun

the wife or widow of a viscount
a woman who holds the rank of viscount in her own right
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