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Answer for the clue "Period during which a throne is vacant ", 11 letters:
interregnum

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Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Interregnum is a solitaire card game using two decks of 52 cards each. The object of this game is to build eight foundations of thirteen cards each, regardless of suit . Building the foundations is unusual compared to most foundation-building games.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1570s, from Latin interregnum , literally "between-reign," from inter- (see inter- ) + regnum (see reign (n.)). In the republic, a vacancy in the consulate.

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Interregnum \In`ter*reg"num\, n.; pl. Interregnums . [L., fr. inter between + regnum dominion, reign. See Reign , and cf. Interreign .] The time during which a throne is vacant between the death or abdication of a sovereign and the accession of his successor. ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the time between two reigns, governments, etc. [also: interregna (pl)]

Usage examples of interregnum.

The practice was made possible by a canon which had been enacted for the convenience of foreign, not domestic, cardinals, but the latter took advantage of it during long periods of interregnum.

After the interregnum, both the consuls were elected from the patricians, Marcus Valerius Corvus a third time, and Aulus Cornelius Cossus, so that it would seem that such was the end aimed at.

But these brief interregna were nothing compared to the billions of years of nonbeing between now and the end of the Universe, and the machineries which stored her self and gave her rebirth time and time again were real in a way that the Preservers were not.

The authority had then devolved in the customary way upon the Cardinal Camerlengo, who during the interregnum had sovereign powers.

In consequence of these commotions the senate wanted consuls to be elected rather than tribunes, but owing to the veto of the tribunes a formal resolution could not be carried, and on the expiry of the consuls' year of office an interregnum followed, and even this did not happen without a tremendous struggle, for the tribunes vetoed any meeting of the patricians.

And without any noticeable interregnum of full consciousness, he seemed to pass right on into another kind of dreamthe transition being effected by the contingence upon the point of his jaw of a tearing uppercut that started well below the Saint's waistline and consummated every erg of its weight and velocity at the most vital angle of the victim's face.

Attention was once more turned to affairs of State, and after one or two interregna had expired, P.

And while democracy in Pakistan has been a series of unstable interregnums between military rule, India has been democratic for almost fifty years.

A tongue that evolved on High Kavalaan during the long centuries of interregnum, when the surviving Kavalars had no contact with other human worlds, it was a language that was quickly melting back into standard Terran, though enriching the mother language with words that had no equivalents.

All was arranged in such a way that the future as foreseen by the unalterable mathematics of psycho-history would involve their early isolation from the main body of Imperial civilization and their gradual growth into the germs of the Second Galactic Empireā€”cutting an inevitable barbarian interregnum from thirty thousand years to scarcely a single thousand.

As the tribunes of the plebs would not allow the senate to pass a decree, and also vetoed the election of consuls, matters passed to an interregnum.