prefectural

prefecture

[pree-fek-cher]
noun
the office, jurisdiction, territory, or official residence of a prefect.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin praefectūra. See prefect, -ure

prefectural [pri-fek-cher-uhl] , adjective
subprefecture, noun
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prefecture (ˈpriːfɛkˌtjʊə)
 
n
1.  the office, position, or area of authority of a prefect
2.  the official residence of a prefect in France, Italy, etc
 
pre'fectural
 
adj

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