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interrex

[ in-ter-reks ]

noun

, plural in·ter·re·ges [in-ter-, ree, -jeez].
  1. a person holding supreme authority in a state during an interregnum.


interrex

/ ˌɪntəˈrɛks /

noun

  1. a person who governs during an interregnum; provisional ruler


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Word History and Origins

Origin of interrex1

From Latin, dating back to 1570–80; inter-, rex
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Word History and Origins

Origin of interrex1

C16: from Latin, from inter- + rēx king
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Example Sentences

The patricians, now that the republic was without any curule magistrate, assembled together and elected an interrex.

Finally, the people elected to every magistracy with the exception of the occasional offices of Dictator and Interrex.

The interrex who presided over the comitia proclaimed, without opposition, Crassus and Pompey consuls.

Interrex, in′tėr-reks, n. one who rules during an interregnum: a regent.

I shall advise all defendants in civil suits to ask each interrex for two adjournments for obtaining legal assistance.

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