Definitions for prefectureˈpri fɛk tʃər
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the district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire)
the office of prefect
A office, position, or jurisdiction of a prefect; the official residence of that prefect.
A district governed by a prefect (especially in France and Japan)
the office, position, or jurisdiction of a prefect; also, his official residence
Origin: [L. praefectura: cf. F. prfecture.]
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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