Prefecture meaning

prē'fĕk'chər
The definition of a prefecture is a district or town under the control of a special official called a prefect, or the term of office or residence of a prefect.

A small town in France that is under the control of a prefect who makes the rules for the town is an example of a prefecture.

When a prefect serves a five-year term, this is an example of a prefecture.

When a prefect has a little white house on the main street of the town that he oversees, this little white house is an example of a prefecture.

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The office or authority of a prefect.
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The residence or housing of a prefect.
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The district administered or governed by a prefect.
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An administrative district of some countries, especially China or Japan.
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The office, authority, territory, or residence of a prefect.
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Any of the regional districts of Japan administered by a governor.
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An office, position, or jurisdiction of a prefect; the official residence of that prefect.
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A district governed by a prefect (especially in France and Japan)
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Origin of prefecture

Latin praefectūra.