prefectship

Related to prefectship: Prefectorial

prefectship

(ˈpriːfɛktʃɪp)
n
the position of, or period served as, a prefect
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Pointing out that Dublin's Martin is a great friend of Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect for bishops who is presently tipped as papabile, Butler suggested, "If Benedict dies over the next few years and if Ouellet becomes pope, then the Dubs have their man in line for a cardinal prefectship in the Curia.
Denounced in front of the whole school and stripped of his prefectship, he became an instant hero.
That is, I could not entrust him [Krause] with the prefectship of the first choir, particularly because the musical church pieces [cantatas] which are done in the first choir, and which are mostly of my own composition, are incomparably more difficult and intricate than those performed--and then only on feast days--by the second choir, where I have to be guided in my choice of the same mainly by the capacity of those who are to execute it.
Moreover, (7) in his memorial of gratitude to His Majesty for receiving the prefectship of Hu-chou he criticized the [government's] employment of officials, stirred up trouble, and agitated the people.