the office, jurisdiction, territory, or official residence of a prefect.

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

prefectural [pri-fek-cher-uhl] , adjective
subprefecture, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To prefecture
World English Dictionary
prefecture (ˈpriːfɛkˌtjʊə)
1.  the office, position, or area of authority of a prefect
2.  the official residence of a prefect in France, Italy, etc

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Some evacuees feel that if they move outside their prefecture, they will lose benefits and links to their communities.
Local prefecture officials are less interested in abstract property rights and legal nuances than they are in firms creating jobs.
But the best students in this province are from one of the poorest, rural prefecture, not the city.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature