Friday, January 05, 2007
interregnum noun [in-tuhr-REG-nuhm] The interval between two reigns; any period when a state is left without a ruler.
Definitions for interregnum
- The interval between two reigns; any period when a state is left without a ruler.
- A period of freedom from authority or during which government functions are suspended.
- Any breach of continuity in an order; a lapse or interval in a continuity.
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Citations for interregnum
Forewarned by his equations that the Galactic Empire is about to collapse, Seldon hopes to shorten the inevitable interregnum from a predicted 30,000 years of bloody anarchy to a mere thousand.
They were at the moment enjoying a sort of interregnum from Roman authority.
Origin of interregnum
Interregnum is from the Latin, from inter, "between" + regnum, "dominion, reign, rule," from rex, "king."