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prefecture

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noun pre·fec·ture \ˈprē-ˌfek-chər\

Simple Definition of prefecture

  • : any one of the areas into which some countries (such as Japan and France) are divided for local government : the area that is governed by a prefect

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of prefecture

  1. 1 :  the office or term of office of a prefect

  2. 2 :  the official residence of a prefect

  3. 3 :  the district governed by a prefect

prefectural play \ˈprē-ˌfek-chə-rəl, pri-ˈ\ adjective

15th Century

First Known Use of prefecture

15th century



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