Part of speech: noun

The office, etc., of a prefect.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc.