viscount

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viscount

1. (in the British Isles) a nobleman ranking below an earl and above a baron
2. (in various countries) a son or younger brother of a count
3. (in medieval Europe) the deputy of a count
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When he was awarded a viscountcy in 1983, he chose a name from the Rhondda Valley that resonated in the annals of labour history - Tonypandy, site of the infamous riots of 1910.
Take Matt Ridley, for example: nice to see that despite his deprived Eton schooling and the fact that he's socially lumbered by being heir to a viscountcy, he managed to parlay a zoology degree into becoming chairman of a major bank.
The former Anthony Wedgwood Benn - how many now remember that he had to take the remarkable step of renouncing a viscountcy in 1963 in order to resume his seat in the Commons?
In December 1905 Baron Tredegar was raised to the Viscountcy as a mark of public esteem for his long years of public service.
After his military victory at Goojerat, the man who was known as the "Hammer of the Sikhs" was awarded a viscountcy.