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(n) period between successive governments. Origin: L inter-, between + regnum, rule The Mughal dynasty ruled India from 1526 to 1857, with a brief interregnum from 1540 to 1555, in which Sher Shah Suri ruled. However, Suri's untimely death and the ensuing military chaos enabled Humayun to get back his throne in 1555. The kingship in Poland was not hereditary. Rather, the Polish people elected their kings. So, when a king died, there was an interregnum while the next king was decided. During this period, the Polish Prime Minister served as an interrex.

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