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prefect

pre·fect

prefect

pronunciation:
pri fekt
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various officials appointed to high civil or military administrative or judicial posts in France, Italy, or ancient Rome.
similar words:
magistrate
definition 2: a Jesuit college dean.
definition 3: a student officer or assistant in certain private schools.
derivation: prefectorial (adj.)
Word Parts
The word prefect contains the following part:
pre- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, ante-
antonyms:
post-