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Pat’s Word of the Day: Interregnum

 

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“The Wounded Cavalier,” an 1855 painting by William Shakespeare Burton, depicts a scene from England’s Interregnum, the tumultuous period between the reigns of Charles I and Charles II. Image courtesy of D.S. Allen.

WRBH Volunteer and Resident Wordsmith Pat Ammon brings us a featured word of the day each Wednesday. Today’s word is…

Interregnum
/ˌin(t)ərˈreɡnəm/

noun:
1. the interval of time between the end of a sovereign’s reign and the accession of a successor. 
2. a period of temporary suspension of the usual function of government or control.
3. a gap in continuity. 

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