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interregnum

in·ter·reg·num

interregnum

 
pronunciation:
In tr reg nm
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: interregna, interregnums
definition 1: the interval between the end of one reign or regime and the start of another.
definition 2: any period when a state is without a ruler or when the usual functions of government are suspended.
definition 3: any interruption, pause, or gap in the continuity of something.
similar words:
interval
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derivation: interregnal (adj.)