- the dean of a Jesuit school or college.
- a cardinal in charge of a congregation in the Curia Romana.
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Origin of prefect
OTHER WORDS FROM prefectsub·pre·fect, nounun·der·pre·fect, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prefectperfect, prefect
Words nearby prefect
Example sentences from the Web for prefect
Rich and smooth with a subtly bitter flavor, Guinness is a prefect drinking beer—and baking beer.
She was intimate with a prefect of Orne, who was the natural father of Emile Blondet.
He was chosen a prefect, and he married the wealthy widow of Comte de Montcornet, who offered him her hand when she became free.
With six of his companions he was brought before the prefect for refusing obedience to the imperial decree.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
She would probably have favored him, had he not been made prefect and left the city.
But one day the prefect Agricola instituted a chase, and his party discovered the holy bishop and brought him before their master.Mary, Help of Christians|Various