interregnum interregnum  /ˌɪn tər ˈrɛɡ nəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the time between two reigns, governments, etc.

Usage(s):

  1. But it could just as likely be the high water mark in a Weimar-like interregnum before the forces of reaction and intolerance reassert themselves.
  2. There is a rich history of mischief and malice in the interregnum, particularly during the last transfer of power to take place in the middle of a fiscal firestorm.
  3. After 13 days of interregnum, Italy had a new Premier.

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    Which way will he go? That's the burning question of the moment regarding former city councilman Carl DeMaio, who, following a brief interregnum after losing his mayoral battle with Bob Filner last year, announced in May he was running for Congress against Democratic freshman Scott Peters.
    on July 24, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader

Quotes

  1. "The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born," noted Antonio Gramsci, the Italian political thinker and Marxist: "In this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear."
    on Dec 14, 2008 By: Jon Cruddas Source: Independent

  2. THE African National Congress (ANC) is going through what the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci described as the interregnum : "The old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum there arises a great diversity of morbid symptoms."
    on Dec 17, 2007 By: Antonio Gramsci Source: Business Day

  3. Neal Lawson, of the leftwing pressure group Compass, says: "This election feels a lot to me like the 1970 election, the start of a long period of interregnum."
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: Neal Lawson Source: The Guardian

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