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prefecture

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French préfecture, from Latin praefectūra.

NounEdit

prefecture (plural prefectures)

  1. The office or position of a prefect.
  2. The jurisdiction of a prefect; the region administered by a prefect, especially as a translation of certain French and Japanese administrative divisions.
  3. (historical) Alternative term for commandery, a former administrative division of imperial China.

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