from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The interval of time between the end of a sovereign's reign and the accession of a successor.
- n. A period of temporary suspension of the usual functions of government or control.
- n. A gap in continuity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The period of time between the end of a sovereign's reign and the accession of another sovereign.
- n. A period of time during which normal executive leadership is suspended or interrupted.
- n. An intermission in any order of succession; any breach of continuity in action or influence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The time during which a throne is vacant between the death or abdication of a sovereign and the accession of his successor.
- n. Any period during which, for any cause, the executive branch of a government is suspended or interrupted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An intermission between reigns; an interval of time elapsing between the end of one reign and the beginning of the next, as in the case of a disputed or uncertain succession.
- n. Hence An intermission in any order of succession; any breach of continuity in action or influence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the time between two reigns, governments, etc.
Are there again interregnum periods between the ages as between gold and silver?
The presidential interregnum is a recurrent period of danger.
Seriously, I am sorry that you are in interregnum ...
VINCI: Well, we are technically now in what is called the interregnum, which is the period in between two reigns.
COOPER: And of course now, we are in what is called the interregnum, the period between the popes.
ZAHN (voice over): Now that Pope John Paul II has died and official process, know as interregnum, or between the reigns, has begun.
The death of this pope, ushers in a period known as the interregnum, or between the reigns.
This is called the interregnum, the period between the popes.
What begins now -- we are in what is called the interregnum period, the period after which the pope has died and a new pope has not yet been -- been named.
The Juliet of one season is not the Nurse or the Lady Capulet of the next; a considerable time passes before there is such a shift of characters, and she acts nothing at all during the interregnum, which is spent in vain attempts to get the Juliet parts, met with cruel rebuffs on the score of age.