- 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
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Example sentences from the Web for prefect
Rich and smooth with a subtly bitter flavor, Guinness is a prefect drinking beer—and baking beer.
The suffering and riotous citizens made Alexandria a very unpleasant place of abode for the prefect and magistrates.
When the prefect reached the appointed spot, no vessel with a silver star was to be seen.The Emperor, Complete|Georg Ebers
The whole business was confirmed by Tobasco, the police spy, who secured the letter and gave it to the prefect of police.The Boy Nihilist|Allan Arnold