Rich and smooth with a subtly bitter flavor, Guinness is a prefect drinking beer—and baking beer.
Toward six o'clock next morning one of the prefect's servants came and knocked at the door of Orso's house.
"I'm thankful I'm not a prefect, or I should have felt bound to stop her," she reflected.
Suddenly the General, who was still going on with his eternal game at ecarte with the prefect, turned round.
Do they think the prefect will be glad to dine down there under a tent like a gipsy?
Now, as a prefect, he was exempt, and he appreciated his exemption.
He recognised the mayor by his scarf, and explained to him that the prefect was not able to come.
Theocritus is feeding the flame, for he needs it to destroy the prefect.
"You will soon see what his interest in the matter was," continued the prefect.
Look here, Salome's upstairs, and he's made me a prefect and sent me down to establish order.
mid-14c., "civil or military official," from Old French prefect (12c., Modern French préfet) and directly from Latin praefectus "public overseer, superintendent, director," noun use of past participle of praeficere "to put in front, to set over, put in authority," from prae "in front, before" (see pre-) + root of facere (past participle factus) "to perform" (see factitious). Spelling restored from Middle English prefet. Meaning "administrative head of the Paris police" is from 1800; meaning "senior pupil designated to keep order in an English school" is from 1864. Related: Prefectorial.