- the office, jurisdiction, territory, or official residence of a prefect.
Origin of prefecture
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Examples from the Web for prefecture
On October 2011, the prefecture established an ordinance imposing fines and potential jail time.Japan's Kiddie Porn Empire: Bye-Bye?
Jake Adelstein, Angela Erika Kubo
June 3, 2014
Hiroo Onoda was born on March 19 1922 at the village of Kamekawa in the Wakayama prefecture of south Japan.The Week in Death: The Last to Surrender
January 19, 2014
The story was originally to revolve around Jikisai Minami, a well-respected Zen Buddhist priest in Aomori prefecture.Japanese Horror Director Tackles the 3/11 Tsunami
Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky
February 23, 2013
Most of the refugees streamed in from Fukushima prefecture, and many were trying to get away from a radiation threat.
His children, however, ran about merrily, making new friends and helping themselves to food provided by the prefecture.
On the whole, it was much better, she felt, that others should have anticipated her at the Prefecture.The Fat and the Thin
"Let me see the registration slip from the Prefecture," he said, at last.The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
Both at the Prefecture and the Maine there were streams of callers, all day.The Young Franc Tireurs
G. A. Henty
He was immediately marched off in the direction of the Prefecture of Police.Napoleon the Little
I shall first visit the Prefecture at Rennes, to see if she obtained a passport.Fairy Fingers
Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
- the office, position, or area of authority of a prefect
- the official residence of a prefect in France, Italy, etc
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Word Origin and History for prefecture
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