Viscountess
Viscountess \Vis"count`ess\, n. [F. vicomtesse, LL. vicecomitissa.] The wife of a viscount. [1913 Webster]

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  • viscountess — ► NOUN ▪ the wife or widow of a viscount, or a woman holding the rank of viscount in her own right …   English terms dictionary

  • viscountess — [vī′koun΄tis] n. 1. the wife or widow of a VISCOUNT (sense 2) 2. a peeress with a rank equivalent to that of a VISCOUNT (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • Viscountess — Vis|coun|tess 〈[ vaıkaʊntıs] f.; , es; engl. Bez. für〉 Vizegräfin * * * Vis|coun|tess [va̮ika̮un tɛs], die; , es [… tɛsɪz] [engl. viscountess, zu: viscount, ↑ Viscount]: w. Form zu ↑ Viscount. * * * Vis|coun|tess [ vaɪkauntɪs] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • viscountess — [[t]va͟ɪkaʊntɪs[/t]] viscountesses N COUNT; N TITLE A viscountess is the wife of a viscount or a woman who holds the same position as a viscount. ...Viscount and Viscountess Osborne …   English dictionary

  • viscountess — UK [ˌvaɪkaʊnˈtes] / US [ˈvaɪˌkaʊntəs] noun [countable] Word forms viscountess : singular viscountess plural viscountesses a British noblewoman with a low rank …   English dictionary

  • viscountess — noun a) The wife of a viscount. Before his own elevation to an earldom, Disraelis wife was created Viscountess Beaconsfield by Queen Victoria. b) A female member of the peerage who bears the title in her own right …   Wiktionary

  • Viscountess — Vis|coun|tess [...tis] die; , es [...tisiz] <aus gleichbed. engl. viscountess> dem Viscount entsprechender weiblicher Adelstitel …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • viscountess — noun Date: 15th century 1. the wife or widow of a viscount 2. a woman who holds the rank of viscount in her own right …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • viscountess — /vuy kown tis/, n. 1. the wife or widow of a viscount. 2. a woman holding in her own right a rank equivalent to that of a viscount. [1425 75; late ME; see VISCOUNT, ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • Viscountess — Vis|coun|tess 〈 [vaıkaʊntıs] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: es [ tısız]〉 weibl. Viscount [Etym.: → Viscount] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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