viscountcy :

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  • n  the dignity or rank or position of a viscount or viscountess
  • n  the title of a viscount

  • Custom entitles every retiring Speaker to receive a viscountcy.
  • Two other peerages were glad-handed out by Prime Minister Chamberlain: a viscountcy for 66-year-old Walter Runciman, retiring president of the Board of Trade and another .
  • Britain's Science Minister, the former Lord Hailsham, who renounced his viscountcy in order to run for Parliament, last week also lost his unofficial title as the Tories .

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