Definitions for prefectˈpri fɛkt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person appointed to any of various positions of authority or superintendence, as a chief magistrate in ancient Rome or the chief administrative official of a department of France or Italy.
Category: Government, Ancient History
the dean of a Jesuit school. a cardinal in charge of a congregation in the Curia Romana.
Origin of prefect:
1300–50; ME < L praefectus, n. use of ptp. of praeficere to put in charge =prae-pre - +-ficere, comb. form of facere to make, do1
a chief officer or chief magistrate
"the prefect of Paris police"
An official of ancient Rome.
The head of a department in France.
A school pupil in a position of power over other pupils.
Origin: From praefectus. Literally 'one having been put in charge'.
a Roman officer who controlled or superintended a particular command, charge, department, etc.; as, the prefect of the aqueducts; the prefect of a camp, of a fleet, of the city guard, of provisions; the pretorian prefect, who was commander of the troops guarding the emperor's person
a superintendent of a department who has control of its police establishment, together with extensive powers of municipal regulation
in the Greek and Roman Catholic churches, a title of certain dignitaries below the rank of bishop
Prefect is a magisterial title of varying definition. A prefect's office, department, or area of control is called a prefecture, but in various post-Roman empire cases there is a prefect without a prefecture or vice versa. The words "prefect" and "prefecture" are also used, more or less conventionally, to render analogous words in other languages, especially Romance languages.
Translations for prefect
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
one of a number of senior pupils having special powers in a school etc.
- عَريف الصَّف، مُناظِر الدَّرْسArabic
- ученик, отговорник за дисциплината на по-малките ученициBulgarian
- monitorPortuguese (BR)
- student mající dozorCzech
- der/die Ordner(in)German
- tutor, monitorSpanish
- élève (chargé de la discipline)French
- תַלמִיד בָּכִירHebrew
- starijiđak koji podučava i nadzire drugeCroatian
- szenior; prefektusHungarian
- ketua kelasIndonesian
- vyresnysis mokinysLithuanian
- klases vecākaisLatvian
- oudere leerling als ordehandhaverDutch
- prefekt, ordenselevNorwegian
- starszy uczeńPolish
- şef al claseiRomanian
- študent majúci dozorSlovak
- starejši dijakSlovenian
- öğrenci temsilcisiTurkish
- 學校中的年級負責學生，級長Chinese (Trad.)
- سينئر طلبہUrdu
- lớp trưởngVietnamese
- 学校中的年级负责学生，级长Chinese (Simp.)
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