nounpl. -·reg′nums or -·reg′na
- an interval between two successive reigns, when the state has no sovereign
- a suspension of governmental or administrative functions; period without the usual ruler, governor, etc.
- any break in a series or in a continuity; interval
Origin of interregnumClassical Latin from inter-, between + regnum, reign
nounpl. in·ter·reg·nums, or in·ter·reg·na
- The interval of time between the end of a sovereign's reign and the accession of a successor.
- A period of temporary suspension of the usual functions of government or control.
- A gap in continuity.
Origin of interregnumLatin inter- inter- rēgnum reign ; see reign .
(plural interregnums or interregna)