Duchy vs Viscounty - What's the difference?

duchy | viscounty |


As nouns the difference between duchy and viscounty

is that duchy is a dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess while viscounty is the territory administered by a viscount as (notably royal) official.

duchy

English

Noun

(wikipedia duchy) (duchies)
  • A dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.
  • * A Grand Duchy may be a self-governing state.
  • * A simple duchy tends to be a part of a larger kingdom or empire.
  • viscounty

    English

    Noun

    (viscounties)
  • The territory administered by a viscount as (notably royal) official
  • An estate held (as fief or nominally) with the title of viscount