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prefect

a person appointed to a position of command or authority; a chief magistrate
Not to be confused with:
perfect – complete; unblemished; faultless: a perfect performance
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pre·fect

 (prē′fĕkt′)
n.
1. A high administrative official or chief officer, as:
a. Any of several high military or civil officials in ancient Rome.
b. The chief of police of Paris, France.
c. A chief administrative official of a department of France.
d. The administrator in charge of discipline at a Jesuit school.
2. A student monitor or officer, especially in a private school.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin praefectus, from past participle of praeficere, to place at the head of : prae-, pre- + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]
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prefect

(ˈpriːfɛkt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in France, Italy, etc) the chief administrative officer in a department
2. (Law) (in France, etc) the head of a police force
3. (Education) Brit a schoolchild appointed to a position of limited power over his fellows
4. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) any of several magistrates or military commanders
5. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church Also called: prefect apostolic an official having jurisdiction over a missionary district that has no ordinary
6. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church one of two senior masters in a Jesuit school or college (the prefect of studies and the prefect of discipline or first prefect)
7. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a cardinal in charge of a congregation of the Curia
Also (for senses 4–7): praefect
[C14: from Latin praefectus one put in charge, from praeficere to place in authority over, from prae before + facere to do, make]
prefectorial adj
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pre•fect

(ˈpri fɛkt)

n.
1. a person appointed to any of various positions of authority or superintendence, as a chief magistrate in ancient Rome or the chief administrative official of a department of France or Italy.
2.
a. the dean of a Jesuit school.
b. a cardinal in charge of a congregation in the Curia Romana.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin praefectus, n. use of past participle of praeficere to put in charge =prae- pre- + -ficere, comb. form of facere to make, do1]
pre`fec•to′ri•al, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prefect - a chief officer or chief magistrateprefect - a chief officer or chief magistrate; "the prefect of Paris police"
administrator, executive - someone who manages a government agency or department
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Translations
تِلْمِيذٌ مُفَوّضعَريف الصَّف، مُناظِر الدَّرْسمُوَظَّف إداري، والٍ
prefektstudent mající dozor
præfekt
valvojaoppilas
prefektusszenior
deildarstjóriumsjónarmaîur
監督生
반장
prefektasvyresnysis mokinys
klases vecākaisprefekts
prefektštudent majúci dozor
ordningsman
นักเรียนที่ดูแลควบคุมนักเรียนที่เด็กกว่า
başkanmülkî amiröğrenci temsilcisi

prefect

[ˈpriːfekt] N
1. (Brit) (Scol) → monitor(a) m/f
2. (Admin) (esp in France) → prefecto m
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prefect

[ˈpriːfɛkt] n
(British) (in school) élève chargé de certaines fonctions de discipline
My sister's a prefect → Ma sœur est en dernière année et est chargée de maintenir la discipline.
(in France)préfet m
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prefect

nPräfekt(in) m(f); (Brit Sch) → Aufsichtsschüler(in) m(f); form prefect (Sch) → ˜ Klassensprecher(in) m(f)
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prefect

[ˈpriːfɛkt] n (Brit) (Scol) allievo delle classi superiori che è incaricato della disciplina e gode di alcuni privilegi (Admin) (in Italy, France) → prefetto
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prefect

(ˈpriːfekt) noun
1. one of a number of senior pupils having special powers in a school etc.
2. in some countries, an administrative official.
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prefect

تِلْمِيذٌ مُفَوّض prefekt præfekt Präfekt επιμελητής monitor valvojaoppilas délégué stariji učenik koji pazi na red i disciplinu prefetto 監督生 반장 prefect ordensmann prefekt monitor de escola старший ученик ordningsman นักเรียนที่ดูแลควบคุมนักเรียนที่เด็กกว่า başkan cựu học sinh trợ giúp giáo viên các công việc quản lý 级长
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+ Augustinus Vallini, Praefectus Antonius Maria Card.
Nos centramos en las conductas que afectan a la libre competencia, no vamos aqui a analizar el procedimiento que crea la quaestio especifica a juzgar el crimen de annonae, instituyendo la figura del praefectus annonae con facultades de supervision del mercado y de disposicion de stock de alimentos en los horrea que le permitiera intervenir sobre el precio de mercado, manteniendo un precio politico de los alimentos basicos, controlando los precios y estabilizar el comercio de la annona.
19-20 in Novitates Botanicae et Delectus seminum fructuum, sporarumque anno 1960 collectorum, quae praefectus Horti botanici Universitas Carolina Pragensis.
This was after he repeatedly refused to confirm if he was the 'grand praefectus' or president of the Aegis Juris fraternity tagged in the apparent hazing of the 22-year-old freshman University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student.
As Demacopoulos shows, that holds true even for Gregory I's brief stint in the office of praefectus urbi, where he was responsible for such "secular" tasks as care for the poor, supervision of legal suits, and maintaining public order.
(30) And in his stead he had left one Publius Cornelius Saecularis, to serve as praefectus urbi of Rome, sole administrator of order in the city.
Aquel mismo ano, como principal soporte militar del nuevo emperador, Adventus ingreso en el Senado y se convirtio en praefectus urbi (Cass.