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prefecture

[pree-fek-cher] /ˈpri fɛk tʃər/
noun
1.
the office, jurisdiction, territory, or official residence of a prefect.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin praefectūra. See prefect, -ure
Related forms
prefectural
[pri-fek-cher-uh l] /prɪˈfɛk tʃər əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
subprefecture, noun
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Examples for prefecture
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for prefecture

prefecture

/ˈpriːfɛkˌtjʊə/
noun
1.
the office, position, or area of authority of a prefect
2.
the official residence of a prefect in France, Italy, etc
Derived Forms
prefectural, adjective
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