interrex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, inter- (between) + rex (king).

Noun[edit]

interrex (plural interrexes or interreges)

  1. (history) An official in Ancient Rome, who acted as single head of state during the interregnum between two consulates.
  2. (history) An equivalent regent from the death of a Polish king till the election and enthronement of his successor.
  3. (figuratively) A similar interim ruler, CEO etc.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, inter- (between) + rex (king).

Noun[edit]

interrex m (plural interreges or interrexen, diminutive interrexje n)

  1. (history) An interrex, temporary head of state during the interregnum between two Roman consulates or from the death of a Polish king till the election and enthronement of his successor