interregnum in-tuhr-REG-nuhm, noun;
plural interregnums -nuhmz\ or interregna -nuh:
- The interval between two reigns; any period when a state is left without a ruler.
- A period of freedom from authority or during which government functions are suspended.
- Any breach of continuity in an order; a lapse or interval in a continuity.
In the interregnum between the Shula firing and the Saban hire, beloved DC Joe Kines served as head coach of the Tide.