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interrex

[in-ter-reks] /ˈɪn tərˌrɛks/
noun, plural interreges
[in-ter-ree-jeez] /ˌɪn tərˈri dʒiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person holding supreme authority in a state during an interregnum.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin; see inter-, rex
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interrex

/ˌɪntəˈrɛks/
noun (pl) interreges (ˌɪntəˈriːdʒiːz)
1.
a person who governs during an interregnum; provisional ruler
Word Origin
C16: from Latin, from inter- + rēx king
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