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præfecture (plural præfectures)

  1. Archaic form of prefecture.
    • 1824, William Martin Leake, chapter II, in Journal of a Tour in Asia Minor, John Murray, page 64:
      Archelaus the last king of Cappadocia, having added all the country on the northern side of the mountain to his kingdom, together with a large portion of Cilicia Tracheia, Tiberius, who put him to death at Rome, included it all, except the maritime parts, in the Roman province of Cappadocia; and he added to the ten præfectures of the late kingdom of Archelaus an eleventh, composed chiefly of his Cilician conquests : and hence called the Cilician præfecture of Cappadocia.