• (America) IPA: /ˈpɹiˌfɛk(t)ʃəɹ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɹiːfɛktʃə/, /ˈpɹiːfɛktjʊə/

prefecture (plural prefectures)

  1. The office or position of a prefect.
  2. The jurisdiction of a prefect; the region administered by a prefect, especially as a translation of certain French, Chinese, and Japanese administrative divisions.
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