- a person holding supreme authority in a state during an interregnum.
Origin of interrex
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Examples from the Web for interreges
In 55, 53 and 52 interreges are again found, the last-mentioned being on the occasion when Pompey was elected sole consul.
When Flaminius and his colleague had resigned their offices, Marcellus was designated consul by the interreges.
Interreges were appointed when there were no consuls, to hold comitia for the election of new ones.
- a person who governs during an interregnum; provisional ruler
C16: from Latin, from inter- + rēx king
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