Other Word Forms of Prefect
Origin of Prefect
Middle English from Old French from Latin praefectus from past participle of praeficere to place at the head of prae- pre- facere to make dhē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin praefectus (“overseer, director, prefect"). Literally 'one having been put in charge'.
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