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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Interregnum \In`ter*reg"num\, n.; pl. Interregnums. [L., fr.
inter between + regnum dominion, reign. See Reign, and cf.
1. The time during which a throne is vacant between the death
or abdication of a sovereign and the accession of his
2. Any period during which, for any cause, the executive
branch of a government is suspended or interrupted.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the time between two reigns, governments, etc.
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
INTERREGNUM, polit. law. In an established government, the period which
elapses between the death of a sovereign and the election of another is
called interregnum. It is also understood for the vacancy created in the
executive power, and for any vacancy which occurs when there is no
From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :
INTERREGNUM, n. The period during which a monarchical country is
governed by a warm spot on the cushion of the throne. The experiment
of letting the spot grow cold has commonly been attended by most
unhappy results from the zeal of many worthy persons to make it warm
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