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Word of the Day 10/04/18 Interregnum

Interregnum (noun)
interregnum [in-ter-reg-nuh m]


noun, plural in·ter·reg·nums, in·ter·reg·na [in-ter-reg-nuh] /ˌɪn tərˈrɛg nə/.
1. an interval of time between the close of a sovereign's reign and the accession of his or her normal or legitimate successor.
any period during which a state has no ruler or only a temporary executive.
any period of freedom from the usual authority.
4. any pause or interruption in continuity.

Related forms
in·ter·reg·nal, adjective

Related Words for interregnum
interim, meantime, lull, respite, idyll, interruption, interval, layoff, intermission, spell, hiatus, recess, hesitation, halt, stoppage, lapse, interlude, letup, suspension, hitch

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Origin: 1570–80; < Latin, equivalent to inter- inter- + rēgnum reign

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