interrex

[in-ter-reks]
noun, plural in·ter·re·ges [in-ter-ree-jeez] /ˌɪn tərˈri dʒiz/.
  1. a person holding supreme authority in a state during an interregnum.

Origin of interrex

From Latin, dating back to 1570–80; see origin at inter-, rex
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interrex

noun plural interreges (ˌɪntəˈriːdʒiːz)
  1. a person who governs during an interregnum; provisional ruler

Word Origin for interrex

C16: from Latin, from inter- + rēx king
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