Pronunciation: (in'tur-um), [key]
1. an intervening time; interval; meantime: in the interim.
2. a temporary or provisional arrangement; stopgap; makeshift.
3. (cap.) Ch. Hist. any of three provisional arrangements for the settlement of religious differences between German Protestants and Roman Catholics during the Reformation.
for, during, belonging to, or connected with an intervening period of time; temporary; provisional: an interim order.
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