viscount

Part of speech: noun

In England, a nobleman next below an earl.

Part of speech: noun

In continental Europe, the son or younger brother of a count.

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Usage examples "viscount":

  1. Let him go, therefore, under guard, to the Viscount and lodge his complaint. - "Merry-Garden and Other Stories", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. But Monsieur the Viscount stood his ground. - "Melchior's Dream and Other Tales", Juliana Horatia Ewing.
  3. There being nothing else left for the viscount to do, he put on his hat, and went out on foot in the same direction. - "The Hand of Ethelberta", Thomas Hardy.