Definition of Interrex

1. n. An interregent, or a regent.



Definition of Interrex

1. Noun. (history) An official in Ancient Rome, who acted as single head of state during the interregnum between two consulates. ¹

2. Noun. (history) An equivalent regent from the death of a Polish king till the election and enthronement of his successor. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) A similar interim ruler, CEO etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Interrex

1. a type of sovereign [n -REGES] - See also: sovereign

Lexicographical Neighbors of Interrex

interrelations
interrelationship
interrelationships
interreligious
interreligous
interrenal
interrenal bodies
interrenal gland
interrenal glands
interrenals
interrer
interrers
interresidual
interresidue
interresting
interrex (current term)
interrexes
interridge
interridge distance
interring
interrobang
interrobangs
interrogability
interrogable
interrogatability
interrogatable
interrogate
interrogated
interrogatee
interrogatees

Literary usage of Interrex

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Roman Antiquities by Alexander Adam, John Richardson Major (1835)
"They appointed one of their number, who should have the chief direction of affairs, with the title of interrex, and all the ensigns of royal dignity, ..."

2. Roman antiquities: or, An account of the manners and customs of the Romans by Alexander Adam (1835)
"They appointed one of their number, who should have the chief direction of affairs, with the title of interrex, and all the ensigns of royal dignity, ..."

3. Cicero: A Sketch of His Life and Works by Hannis Taylor, Mary Lillie Taylor Hunt (1916)
"Struggle of plebeians for political and legal equality. and of the sacra connected with it, they claimed the right to appoint the interrex from their own ..."

4. A History of Rome by Robert Fowler Leighton (1883)
"... or of the pontifex maximus, an interregnum * was declared and Spurius Lucretius was nominated interrex. The constitution was so ..."

5. A Manual of Grecian and Roman Antiquities by Ernst Frederik Bojesen, T. K. Arnold (1874)
"Lastly, the Triumviri nocturni, or superintendents of the precautions against fire. ยง22. Extraordinary Magistrates, Dictator, interrex, Praefectus urbi. ..."

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