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prefect (plural prefects)
- (historical) An official of Ancient Rome who controlled or superintended a particular command, charge, department, etc.
- the prefect of the aqueducts; the prefect of a camp, of a fleet, of the city guard, or of provisions; the pretorian prefect, who was commander of the troops guarding the emperor's person
- The head of a department in France.
- The head of a prefecture in Japan.
- A school pupil in a position of power over other pupils.
- A commander.
- (Roman office): provost (obs.)
an official of ancient Rome
the head of a department in France
a school pupil in a position of power over other pupils