American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The rank, title, or dignity of a viscount. Also called viscounty.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rank or dignity of a viscount.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The dignity or jurisdiction of a viscount.
- n. the title of a viscount
- n. the dignity or rank or position of a viscount or viscountess
“Closely after royalty, I believe, and far, far above the heir to a viscountcy.”
“His viscountcy should be up there among all those letters, no?”
“In 1895, Viscount Garnet Wolseley finally displaced the “great German sausage” the duke of Cambridge as commander-in-chief of the British army; on his death in 1913, his daughter Frances inherited his viscountcy.”
“A lover who had, unexpectedly, inherited a viscountcy.”
“He hoped the building might turn him an earl but, not being a gentleman, had to be satisfied with a viscountcy.”
“Goschen's viscountcy was conferred, with universal approval, as the fitting reward of a great business career.”
“When he was awarded a viscountcy in 1983, he chose a name from the Rhondda Valley that resonated in the annals of labour history - Tonypandy, site of the infamous riots of 1910.”
“The announcement comes following a campaign led by Lord Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey, whose wife cannot inherit her family's viscountcy.”
“Another eyecatching honour is the viscountcy handed to Peter Mandelson.”
“Both, finally, described not so much the objects they saw, as the impression which those objects produced on themselves, and thus steeped their pictures, clear and vivid though they are, in an atmosphere of their own personality.] [Footnote 3: William, third Viscount Courtenay, died unmarried in 1835, and with him the viscountcy became extinct.”
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