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Prefecture   /prˈifˌɛktʃər/   Listen

The district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire).
The office of prefect.

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"Prefecture" Quotes from Famous Books

... is bad," he growled, as he walked away, for he was really at a loss what to do next; and if not discouraged, he was at least extremely disconcerted and perplexed. Ah! if he had only had a card from the prefecture of police in his pocket, or if he had been more imposing in appearance, he would have encountered no obstacles; he might then have tracked this cab through the streets of Paris as easily as he could have followed ...
— Baron Trigault's Vengeance - Volume 2 (of 2) • Emile Gaboriau

... up my mind, and taking a taxi, alighted at the Prefecture of Police, where, after some time, I was seen by the Chef du Surete, a grey-haired, dry-as-dust looking official—a narrow-eyed little man, in black, whose name was Monsieur Van Huffel, and who sat ...
— The Sign of Silence • William Le Queux

... Head-quarters are in the Prefecture, a coldly handsome building of the eighteenth century, and there, in a majestic stone vestibule, beneath the gilded ramp of a great festal staircase, we waited in anxious suspense, among the orderlies and estafettes, while our unusual request was considered. ...
— Fighting France - From Dunkerque to Belport • Edith Wharton

... Rwanda local short form: Rwanda Digraph: RW Type: republic; presidential system note: a new, all-party transitional government is to assume office later this year, replacing the current MRND-dominated coalition Capital: Kigali Administrative divisions: 10 prefectures (prefectures, singular - prefecture in French; plural - NA, singular - prefegitura in Kinyarwanda); Butare, Byumba, Cyangugu, Gikongoro, Gisenyi, Gitarama, Kibungo, Kibuye, Kigali, Ruhengeri Independence: 1 July 1962 (from UN trusteeship ...
— The 1993 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

Words linked to "Prefecture" :   spot, administrative district, Nihon, place, situation, prefectural, France, berth, administrative division, billet, position, post, office, French Republic, japan, Roman Empire, territorial division, Nippon

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