Interregnum meaning

ĭntər-rĕgnəm
The interval of time between the end of a sovereign's reign and the accession of a successor.
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A period of temporary suspension of the usual functions of government or control.
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A gap in continuity.
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An interval between two successive reigns, when the state has no sovereign.
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A suspension of governmental or administrative functions; period without the usual ruler, governor, etc.
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Any break in a series or in a continuity; interval.
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The period of time between the end of a sovereign's reign and the accession of another sovereign.
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A period of time during which normal executive leadership is suspended or interrupted.
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An intermission in any order of succession; any breach of continuity in action or influence.
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Origin of interregnum

  • Latin inter- inter- rēgnum reign reign

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin inter- "between" + the accusative of regnum (which is regnum) meaning "reign", "power" or "kingdom". Literally meaning "between reign" or "between kingdom".

    From Wiktionary