viscount Mandeville, like many British aristocrats, had met her in the U.S. while “hunting” for an American wife.
Duchess is the highest rank in the English peerage (in descending order the ranks go duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron).
It is the prerogative of a viscount or a baron to make a person feel small, and of a baronet to extinguish him.
From 1986 to 1995, the viscount Althorp, as young Charles was then known, worked as a correspondent for NBC, most often for Today.
The party itself was entitled, ‘The King is Dead, Long Live the viscount.’
The viscount's house is certainly not more ostentatious than his neighbors.
And yet, what could Davis mean by passing him off as the viscount?
And the duke and the viscount seem quite comfortable in the luxuriously furnished smoke-room.
All I say is, give me a viscount for a son-in-law, and see if I don't 'work the oracle.'
But the viscount had a smaller fortalice, Tourfire, which lay closer to Conon's lands and was not so formidable.
late 14c., "deputy of a count or earl," from Anglo-French and Old French visconte, from Medieval Latin vicecomes (genitive vicecomitis), from Late Latin vice- "deputy" (see vice-) + Latin comes "member of an imperial court, nobleman" (see count (n.)). As a rank in British peerage, first recorded 1440, when John, Baron Beaumont, was made one by Henry VI.