American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An interval of time between one event, process, or period and another.
- adj. Belonging to, serving during, or taking place during an intermediate interval of time; temporary: an interim agreement. See Synonyms at temporary.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the mean while; meantime.
- n. The mean time; time intervening.
- n. A provisional arrangement for the settlement of religious differences between Protestants and Roman Catholics in Germany during the Reformation epoch, pending a definite settlement by a church council. There were three interims: the Ratisbon Interim, promulgated by the emperor Charles V., July 29th, 1541, but ineffective; the Augsburg Interim, proclaimed also by Charles V., May 15th, 1548, but not carried out by many Protestants; and the Leipsic Interim, carried through the diet of Saxony December 22d, 1548, by the efforts of the elector Maurice, and enlarged and published as the Greater Interim in March, 1549; it met with strenuous opposition. Religious toleration was secured for the Lutherans by the peace of Passau, 1552.
- Belonging to or connected with an intervening period of time; temporary: as, an interim order.
- n. Something done in an interval.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The meantime; time intervening; interval between events, etc.
- n. (Hist.) A name given to each of three compromises made by the emperor Charles V. of Germany for the sake of harmonizing the connecting opinions of Protestants and Catholics.
- n. the time between one event, process, or period and another
- adj. serving during an intermediate interval of time
- From Latin interim ("meanwhile") (Wiktionary)
- From Latin, in the meantime; see en in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The folks at Ohio State don't like to use the term interim, but that's what Fickell is.”
“Belhaj explained that the NTC decided to use the expression "interim government" because "the international community wants to deal with us through a government.”
“The term 'interim' will not apply to my decisions," Jordan said.”
“The term interim denotes something temporary and we don't look at N.L. as a temporary fix," said Steve Musselwhite, chairman of the Jefferson College board.”
“Clearly he should have the title interim in from of Leader.”
“Egypt's ElBaradei withdrew from the presidential race to protest what he called the interim rulers' autocracy.”
“A woman returning to her first husband after being married in the interim is an "abomination" (Deuteronomy 24: 4).”
“It's a natural progression of Bush's deliberate imperialism that the Pentagon first set about establishing and defending a junta which they called the interim authority.”
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