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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The most frightening periods in history have often been interregnums -- moments between the death of one king and the rise of the next.
Reece's book succeeds in two regards: it provides detailed analysis of a topic that has not received much scholarly attention (the nature and impact of the standing army during the Interregnum), and it offers a new interpretation of a major historical event (the demise of the army in 1659-60).
Appreciating the importance of the parish in understanding the aftermath of the English Civil War and Interregnum is usually stymied by a lack of local records.
| Following the service, churchwarden John Dean presented a book token to the Revs John and Jenny Barnes in recognition of their contribution in ensuring continuity of services at St Mary's Church during the period of a 15-month interregnum.
The author also pays thorough attention to the extensive use made of Spanish dramatic sources and geographical and historical settings in the Interregnum and Restoration dramas (Chapters 3 and 4).
Perhaps the detractors would like to revert back to the interregnum time of Cromwell.
House members voted in the interregnum for Rajya Sabha elections, the sources said.
"I am also delighted that the interregnum Governor Peter Small has made clear that he intends to work in close partnership with me and my team during the transition process.
The author's location of Casaubon at the center of interregnum language reform represents an interesting hypothesis in its own right (146-48).
"We are resuming our contact after interregnum of some time.
Hobbes formed his views within a specific context, in his case the Civil Wars, the judicial murder of the King, the Interregnum of 1649-1660, and the Restoration.
The new commission now appears increasingly likely to win parliament's endorsement in a vote next Tuesday in Strasbourg, ending an interregnum that has continued since the mandate of the outgoing executive expired last October.