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See also: Interrex
- (historical) An official in Ancient Rome, who acted as single head of state during the interregnum between two consulates.
- (historical) An equivalent regent from the death of a Polish king till the election and enthronement of his successor.
- (figuratively) A similar interim ruler, CEO etc.
official in Ancient Rome
equivalent official in Poland
similar interim ruler
- (historical) 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
- during the Roman Monarchy, the regent holding the royal power between the death of one king and the election of another
- during the Roman Republic, one who who acted as head of state between two consulates
- interrex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- interrex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- du Cange, Charles (1883), “interrex”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
- interrex in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- interrex in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin