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viscounty

[ vahy-koun-tee ]

noun

, plural vis·count·ies.
  1. History/Historical. the jurisdiction of a viscount or the territory under his authority.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of viscounty1

First recorded in 1580–90; viscount + -y 3

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Example Sentences

You might suggest the viscounty as contingent on the marriage.

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

He was succeeded in the peerage by his nephew, who, however, inherits only the viscounty.

Corneille was the son of Pierre Corneille, master of forests and waters in the viscounty of Rouen.

"Anyhow a barony—but a viscounty would be more convenient," murmured Southend.

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