Viscount vs Marquess - What's the difference?

viscount | marquess |


As nouns the difference between viscount and marquess

is that viscount is a member of the peerage above a baron but below a count or earl while marquess is a title of nobility, ranking beneath a duke and above an earl.

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viscount

English

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Noun

(en noun)
  • A member of the peerage above a baron but below a count or earl.
  • marquess

    Alternative forms

    * marquis

    Noun

    (es)
  • A title of nobility, ranking beneath a duke and above an earl.