Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the viscount or sheriff of a county.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the viscount or sheriff of a county.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In old English law, pertaining to the sheriff or viscount.

Etymologies

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From Old English vicounte a viscount. See viscount.

Examples

  • Fitzherbert (N.B. 85, F.) says that in the vicontiel writ of trespass, which is not returnable into the king's court, it shall not be said quare vi et armis.

    The Common Law

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