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in·ter·reg·num

 (ĭn′tər-rĕg′nəm)
n. pl. in·ter·reg·nums or in·ter·reg·na (-nə)
1. The interval of time between the end of a sovereign's reign and the accession of a successor.
2. A period of temporary suspension of the usual functions of government or control.
3. A gap in continuity.

[Latin : inter-, inter- + rēgnum, reign; see reign.]

in′ter·reg′nal (-nəl) adj.

interregnum

(ˌɪntəˈrɛɡnəm)
n, pl -nums or -na (-nə)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an interval between two reigns, governments, incumbencies, etc
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any period in which a state lacks a ruler, government, etc
3. a period of absence of some control, authority, etc
4. a gap in a continuity
[C16: from Latin, from inter- + regnum reign]
ˌinterˈregnal adj

in•ter•reg•num

(ˌɪn tərˈrɛg nəm)

n., pl. -nums, -na (-nə).
1. an interval of time between the close of a sovereign's reign and the accession of the normal or legitimate successor.
2. any period during which a state is without a permanent ruler.
3. any pause or interruption in continuity.
[1570–80; < Latin =inter- inter- + rēgnum reign]
in`ter•reg′nal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interregnum - the time between two reigns, governments, etc.
interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag - the time between one event, process, or period and another; "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"
Translations

interregnum

[ˌɪntəˈregnəm] N (interregnums or interregna (pl)) [ˌɪntəˈregnə]interregno m

interregnum

[ˌɪntərˈrɛgnəm] ninterrègne m

interregnum

n pl <-s or interregna> → Interregnum nt

interregnum

[ˌɪntəˈrɛgnəm] ninterregno
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