viscount (n.) late 14c., "deputy of a count or earl," from Anglo-Fr. and O.Fr. visconte, from M.L. vicecomes (gen. vicecomitis), from L.L. vice- "deputy" (see VICE- (Cf. vice-)) + L. comes "member of an imperial court, nobleman" (see COUNT (Cf. count) (n.)). As a rank in British peerage, first recorded 1440, when John, Baron Beaumont, was made one by Henry VI.

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