interregnum


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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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The interregnum has been long, both as to time and distance.
During this interregnum we begin a very original and interesting series of maneuvers.
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Challenging the common refrain in early modern literary studies that the great English theater of Shakespeare and his contemporaries died at the hands of radical Puritans with the closure of the theaters in 1642, Willie complicates this customary timeline by insisting on the significance of the later 1647 ordinance, surveying (as Wiseman and other scholars have done) the various forms of drama that were created and staged during the supposed Interregnum blight, and reassessing the conventional Restoration divide by studying the dramatic genres and playwrights that cross it.
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Based on the author's 1981 doctoral thesis, this valuable book fills this lacuna with a meticulous study of the English army during the Interregnum.