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Subject: Re: Viscounte
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: October 9, 2006 at 12:36 PM
Reply to: Viscounte by Aurora

The name's origin is ultimately Latin (see below), but can be found in France, the part of Germany nearest France and England. It was a medieval term ...

American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source vis·count (vkount) Pronunciation Key
n.
A nobleman ranking below an earl or count and above a baron.
Abbr. Visct. or Vis. or V. Used as a title for such a nobleman.

[Middle English, from Old French visconte, from Medieval Latin vicecomes, vicecomit- : Late Latin vice-, vice- + Late Latin comes, occupant of any state office.]

n 1: (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count 2: a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron [syn: Viscount]

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  • Viscounte - Aurora  Oct 9 2006, 11:05 AM
    • Re: Viscounte - Sean Foglai  Oct 9 2006, 12:36 PM