from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the decree of Charles V. in 1548 at Augsburg, known as the Interim, or to the subsequent agreement of Melanchthon and others partially in accord with this.
  • Provisional; occurring in the interim: as, an interimistic truce.


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  • This constitution provides that according to ancient custom (evidently closely related to the above-described interimistic administration by the archpriest, the archdeacon, and the chief of the notaries) the administration of the States of the Church shall be confided to the College of Cardinals after the following manner: the cardinal camerlengo (della Santa Romana Chiesa) and three other cardinals (a cardinal-bishop, cardinal-priest, and cardinal-deacon, the so-called capita ordinum) shall manage all current business.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • And from the fact that this Interim was nevertheless condemned by the Pope and the Romanists, who demanded an unqualified, blind, and unconditional submission, the Lutherans could infer what they were to expect after consenting to these interimistic provisions.

    Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • It was 48 hours since Schehl had eaten the last of the six pieces of bread, and he was so tortured by hunger that he lost all courage, when at 10 o'clock in the forenoon a Russian officer entered and in German ordered the prisoners to get ready within an hour for roll call in the court yard, because the interimistic commanding officer of Moscow, Colonel

    Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812


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