Recent Examples of prefecture from the Web
A similar drill was conducted Sunday in the neighboring prefecture of Fukuoka in southern Japan, and others are planned over the next few months.
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First Known Use of prefecture
PREFECTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prefecture for English Language Learners
: 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
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