Definitions for: Interregnum


[n] the time between two reigns, governments, etc.



Webster (1913) Definition: In`ter*reg"num, n.; pl. Interregnums. [L., fr.
inter between + regnum dominion, reign. See Reign, and cf.
Interreign.]
1. The time during which a throne is vacant between the death
or abdication of a sovereign and the accession of his
successor.

2. Any period during which, for any cause, the executive
branch of a government is suspended or interrupted.

See Also: interim, lag

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