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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
References in classic literature ?
Now, in this history of his, Procopius mentions that, during the term of his prefecture at Constantinople, a great sea-monster was captured in the neighboring Propontis, or Sea of Marmora, after having destroyed vessels at intervals in those waters for a period of more than fifty years.
He was thought a good administrator, and it was often a question of making him mayor of Alencon; but the memory of his underhand jobbery still clung to him, and he was never received at the prefecture.
Du Bousquier's aversion to the Imperial government had thrown him at first into the royalist circles of Alencon, where he remained in spite of the rebuffs he received there; but when, after the first return of the Bourbons, he was still excluded from the prefecture, that mortification inspired him with a hatred as deep as it was secret against the royalists.
There was a touch of the magistrate in the man, a good deal more of the Councillor of the Prefecture, all the self-importance of the mayor of the arrondissement, the local autocrat, and the soured temper of the unsuccessful candidate who has never been returned since the year 1816.
When, after ten years of regular service, I was wrongfully dismissed from the Prefecture of the Nine Rivers and the Mastership of the Horse, in the bright autumn of the year I was sent away to Ko-pen Creek's mouth.
A note from the baroness told Madame Aubain that as her husband had been promoted to a prefecture, they were leaving that night, and she begged her to accept the bird as a remembrance and a token of her esteem.
All these masons claim to be architects, are paid by the prefecture or from the petty budget, and wear green coats.
He proved that an arrondissement could be managed by ten men; a prefecture by a dozen at the most; which reduced the entire civil service force throughout France to five thousand men, exclusive of the departments of war and justice.
No one knows, as I do, the distance between the town and the Prefecture--whence nothing comes out--and from the Prefecture to the Council of State--where nothing can be got in.
At the Bar cafe, where the reporters assembled before going to any of the courts, or to the Prefecture, in search of their news of crime, he began to win a reputation as an unraveller of intricate and obscure affairs which found its way to the office of the Chief of the Surete.
Morita invited Minister of Tourism and Culture Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz to Mitsui Outlet Park, which was opened on the premises of Kuala Lumpur International Airport just this year, and publicized pears and other specialties in Chiba Prefecture.
Full list of Rugby World Cup 2019 venues: Sapporo Dome, Sapporo City; Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Iwate Prefecture/Kamaishi City; Kumagaya Rugby Ground, Saitama Prefecture/Kumagaya City; New National Stadium Japan, Tokyo; International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture/Yokohama City; Ogasayama Sports Park Ecopa Stadium, Shizuoka Prefecture; Toyota Stadium, Aichi Prefecture/Toyota City; Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka Prefecture/ Higashi Osaka City; Kobe City Misaki Park Stadium, Kobe City; Hakatanomori Football Stadium, Fukuoka City; Kumamoto Prefectural Athletic Stadium, Kumamoto Prefecture/Kumamoto City; Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture