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pre·fec·ture

 (prē′fĕk′chər)
n.
1.
a. The district administered or governed by a prefect.
b. An administrative district of some countries, especially China or Japan.
2. The office or authority of a prefect.
3. The residence or housing of a prefect.

pre·fec′tur·al (prĭ-fĕk′chər-əl) adj.

prefecture

(ˈpriːfɛkˌtjʊə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the office, position, or area of authority of a prefect
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the official residence of a prefect in France, Italy, etc
preˈfectural adj

pre•fec•ture

(ˈpri fɛk tʃər)

n.
the office, jurisdiction, territory, or official residence of a prefect.
[1570–80; < Latin praefectūra. See prefect, -ure]
pre•fec′tur•al (prɪ-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prefecture - the district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire)prefecture - the district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire)
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division - a district defined for administrative purposes
Roman Empire - an empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire; at its peak lands in Europe and Africa and Asia were ruled by ancient Rome
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
2.prefecture - the office of prefect
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
Translations
perfektuuri
都道府県

prefecture

[ˈpriːfektjʊəʳ] Nprefectura f

prefecture

[ˈpriːfɛktʃər] npréfecture f

prefecture

nPräfektur f

prefecture

[ˈpriːfɛktjʊəʳ] nprefettura