interregnum


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interregnum

a time during which the throne is vacant.

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 government.

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Heath (1629-64), who had been at the Hague at the court of Charles II, compiled this long derogatory biography of Cromwell as well as A Briefe Chronicle of the civil wars and Interregnum.
BEIRUT: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will attempt to win Iranian support for three consensus candidates during a visit to Tehran Wednesday, according to Western diplomatic sources, in a bid to end Lebanon's presidential interregnum.
But the six-month interregnum and the violence that characterized its final days were minor compared to the long and bloody crisis that occurred at the end of Gemayel's presidency, during the final years of the Civil War.
Perhaps his innovation first noticed is calling the episode a civil war rather than an interregnum, but casting light on the period has revealed many surprises where dusty assumptions lay undisturbed for centuries.
Evan's brief regard of Katherine Philips in the Interregnum insists ad nauseum how "complicated" and "complex" everything (including Philips) was, without saying much that Philips' verse did not say more elegantly and directly.
The promotion of Mr Tony Rose, who was interregnum chief executive following Mr John Towers' resignation two years ago, sees him charged with ensuring Rover's interests "are effectively represented both to Government and to the wider financial and busine ss sectors".
Summary: Lebanon continues to be threatened by the presidential interregnum, ongoing battles in Qalamoun, and the continuous influx of refugees, the Kataeb Party said Monday.
BEIRUT: Parliament failed to elect a president for a 23rd consecutive time Wednesday, with Speaker Nabih Berri scheduling a new session for June 3 as the presidential interregnum enters its second year.
All political parties are responsible for paralyzing the government and for the presidential interregnum, and as I have said, this paralysis will have negative effects on the country," Salam added.
The stages of the story are origins in the Eurasian steppe zone, conquest 985/993-1063, empire 1063-92, interregnum 1092-1105, and dissolution 1105-94.
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This period is called the interregnum, or the period between reigns.