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prefecture

[ pree-fek-cher ]
/ ˈpri fɛk tʃər /
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noun
the office, jurisdiction, territory, or official residence of a prefect.
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Origin of prefecture

From the Latin word praefectūra, dating back to 1570–80. See prefect, -ure

OTHER WORDS FROM prefecture

pre·fec·tur·al [pri-fek-cher-uhl], /prɪˈfɛk tʃər əl/, adjectivesub·pre·fec·ture, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prefecture

prefecture
/ (ˈpriːfɛkˌtjʊə) /

noun
the office, position, or area of authority of a prefect
the official residence of a prefect in France, Italy, etc

Derived forms of prefecture

prefectural, adjective
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