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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prefecture mean? 

  The noun PREFECTURE has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: PREFECTURE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1prefecture [BACK TO TOP]


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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("prefecture" is a kind of...):

administrative district; administrative division; territorial division (a district defined for administrative purposes)

Domain region:

Roman Empire (an empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire; at its peak lands in Europe and Africa and Asia were ruled by ancient Rome)

Japan; Nihon; Nippon (a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building)

France; French Republic (a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe)

Sense 2prefecture [BACK TO TOP]


The office of prefect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("prefecture" is a kind of...):

berth; billet; office; place; position; post; situation; spot (a job in an organization)

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