- a person holding supreme authority in a state during an interregnum.
Origin of interrex
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Interrex, in′tėr-reks, n. one who rules during an interregnum: a regent.
The interrex who presided over the comitia proclaimed, without opposition, Crassus and Pompey consuls.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
The patricians, now that the republic was without any curule magistrate, assembled together and elected an interrex.The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08
Finally, the people elected to every magistracy with the exception of the occasional offices of Dictator and Interrex.
- a person who governs during an interregnum; provisional ruler
C16: from Latin, from inter- + rēx king
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