noun pre·fec·ture \ˈprē-ˌfek-chər\

: 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

Full Definition of PREFECTURE

:  the office or term of office of a prefect
:  the official residence of a prefect
:  the district governed by a prefect
pre·fec·tur·al \ˈprē-ˌfek-chə-rəl, pri-ˈ\ adjective

First Known Use of PREFECTURE

15th century

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