Prefect

Definition of Prefect

Pre´fect
n.1.A Roman officer who controlled or superintended a particular command, charge, department, etc.; as, the prefect of the aqueducts; the prefect of a camp, of a fleet, of the city guard, of provisions; the pretorian prefect, who was commander of the troops guarding the emperor's person.
2.A superintendent of a department who has control of its police establishment, together with extensive powers of municipal regulation.
3.In the Greek and Roman Catholic churches, a title of certain dignitaries below the rank of bishop.
Apostolic prefect
(R. C. Ch.) the head of a mission, not of episcopal rank.
- Shipley.

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