prefecture(redirected from Prefectures)
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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.
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
pre•fec•ture(ˈpri fɛk tʃər)
the office, jurisdiction, territory, or official residence of a prefect.
pre•fec′tur•al (prɪ-) adj.
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|Noun||1.||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
|2.||prefecture - the office of prefect|