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From Middle French préfecture, from Latin praefectūra. As an East Asian administrative division, a calque of Chinese () and (jùn), also used to describe (xian, county) and (zhou, province) in some eras.

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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, Chinese, and Japanese administrative divisions.

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