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Definitions of prefect:

part of speech: noun

One placed in authority over others: a commander: a governor, esp. of a province in France.

part of speech: noun

In France, the superintendent of a department of the kingdom, analogous to our sheriff, but possessing much greater powers; a chief of police.

part of speech: noun

In ancient Rome, a civil magistrate; the civil governor of a department in France.

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