Pronunciation: (in"tur-reg'num), [key]
—pl. -nums, -naPronunciation: (-nu). [key]
1. an interval of time between the close of a sovereign's reign and the accession of his or her normal or legitimate successor.
2. any period during which a state has no ruler or only a temporary executive.
3. any period of freedom from the usual authority.
4. any pause or interruption in continuity.
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