What does the word prefecture mean?

Usage examples for prefecture

  1. Having some difference with my landlord, I was summoned to appear before him at the prefecture of the police. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. We have come on purpose to take you to the Prefecture quietly, if you will let us; or-" " I will go quietly. – The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths
  3. Indeed it was I who begged the officials at the Prefecture of Police to put this case in your hands. – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc