Interregnum Law and Legal Definition

Interregnum refers to an interval between reigns. It is the time when a throne is vacant between the reign of a sovereign and the accession of a successor. Interregnum means authority exercised during a temporary vacancy of the throne or a suspension of the regular government. In addition, it also means break or pause in a continuous event.

The following is a case law defining interregnum:

This term signifies an interval of time between the reigns of kings.[ Leachman v. Musgrove, 45 Miss. 511 (Miss. 1871)].