viscount

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From Anglo-Norman viscounte, from Medieval Latin vicecomes, from Latin vice + comes. Equivalent to vice- + count.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvaɪkaʊnt/
  • enPR: vīʹkount
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viscount (plural viscounts)

  1. A member of the peerage, above a baron but below a count or earl.
  2. (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Tanaecia. Other butterflies in this genus are called earls and counts.

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