interrex


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interrex

(ˌɪntəˈrɛks)
n, pl interreges (ˌɪntəˈriːdʒiːz)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who governs during an interregnum; provisional ruler
[C16: from Latin, from inter- + rēx king]
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Extraordinary magistracies of higher rank include the interrex, dictator, master of the horse, centumviri, (73) military tribunes, and the like.
Ferguson bought five of them at the Tattersalls October Sale, Part 1, for a total of 1,380,000gns, including a colt out of the Kingmambo mare Model Queen for 430,000gns and another out of the Interrex mare P retty Sharp for 420,000gns.