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Meaning of viscount

vis•count

Pronunciation: (vī'kount"), [key]
— n.
  1. a nobleman next below an earl or count and next above a baron.
  2. a deputy of a count or earl.
  3. (in England) a sheriff.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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