Definition for praefect (2 of 2)
- the dean of a Jesuit school or college.
- a cardinal in charge of a congregation in the Curia Romana.
Origin of prefect
Related formssub·pre·fect, nounun·der·pre·fect, noun
Examples from the Web for praefect
And then did a cry of horror escape my lips, and the praefect looked down into my face.
Thessalonica, Praefect of, entreated by Witigis to speed his ambassadors on their way to Justinian, x. 35.
The gorgeous palace of Augustus appeared quite deserted when the praefect of Rome finally made his way to the vestibule.
But the Praefect and the Vicar controlled only the civil government of the territories over which they respectively bore sway.
We have ordered that this decree be made known to the Senate and people by the Praefect of the City.'