- the office, jurisdiction, territory, or official residence of a prefect.
Origin of prefecture
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Examples from the Web for prefectural
With him I visited the prefectural workshops and many well-managed prefecturas.The Arena
I had called on him a few days before in his prefectural capital.
I do not reckon the millions of prefectural, county and village debt.
There is no superior limit of number in the case of a prefectural assembly, but the inferior limit is 30.
They plundered a sum of 200,000 yen from the Ono Company, and made a successful raid upon the prefectural offices of Kumamoto.Japan
- 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 prefectural
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