prefect
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈpɹiːfekt/
Noun

prefect (plural prefects)

  1. (historical) An official of Ancient Rome who controlled or superintended a particular command, charge, department, etc.
    the prefect of the aqueducts; the prefect of a camp, of a fleet, of the city guard, or of provisions; the pretorian prefect, who was commander of the troops guarding the emperor's person
  2. The head of a department in France.
  3. The head of a prefecture in Japan.
  4. (British) A school pupil in a position of power over other pupils.
  5. A commander.
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  • Italian: capoclasse
  • Russian: ста́роста
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