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.
A superintendent of a department who has control of its police establishment, together with extensive powers of municipal regulation.
In the Greek and Roman Catholic churches, a title of certain dignitaries below the rank of bishop.
French state's representative in a department or region
Romanian government office
Operatic character in the opera Linda di Chamounix by Gaetano Donizetti
Multi-role military aircraft by Avro
Prefect in Spanish is Prefecto
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" Whenever the Universe fell apart, Ford Prefect was never far behind." - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy