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- præfecture (archaic)
prefecture (plural prefectures)
- The office or position of a prefect.
- The jurisdiction of a prefect; the region administered by a prefect, especially as a translation of certain French and Japanese administrative divisions.
- (historical) Alternative term for commandery, a former administrative division of imperial China.
- (adj): prefectural
The office of a prefect
The district governed by a prefect