- Historical in England,
- a deputy of an earl
- a sheriff
- a nobleman next below an earl or count and above a baron
Origin of viscountMiddle English ; from Old French viscomte ; from Medieval Latin vice comes: see vice- and amp; count
- A nobleman ranking below an earl or count and above a baron.
- Used as a title for such a nobleman.
Origin of viscountMiddle English, from Old French visconte, from Medieval Latin vicecomes, vicecomit- : Late Latin vice-, vice- + Late Latin comes, occupant of any state office; see count2.