Definitions for prefectureˈpri fɛk tʃər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prefecture(noun)

    the district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire)

  2. prefecture(noun)

    the office of prefect


  1. prefecture(Noun)

    A office, position, or jurisdiction of a prefect; the official residence of that prefect.

  2. prefecture(Noun)

    A district governed by a prefect (especially in France and Japan)

  3. Origin: praefectura.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prefecture(noun)

    the office, position, or jurisdiction of a prefect; also, his official residence

  2. Origin: [L. praefectura: cf. F. prfecture.]


  1. Prefecture

    A prefecture is an administrative jurisdiction or subdivision in any of various countries and within some international church structures, and in antiquity a Roman district governed by an appointed prefect.

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