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inter-regnum , i, n.,
I.the time between the death of one king and the election of another, an interregnum: populus flagitare regem non destitit; “cum . . . illi principes novam interregni ineundi rationem excogitaverunt,Cic. Rep. 2, 12, 23: “id ab re, quod nunc quoque tenet nomen, interregnum appellatum,Liv. 1, 17.—
II. Transf., under the republic, the time between the death or departure of the consuls and the choice of new ones: “res ad interregnum venit,Cic. Att. 9, 9, 3: “rem adduci ad interregnum,id. ib. 7, 9, 2: “per interregnum renovare auspicia,Liv. 5, 31, 7: interregnum inire, to become interrex, id. 3, 8.
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