Definitions for "Prefecture"
The district administered or governed by a prefect (an administrative official).
A later Roman division of the empire. The four prefectures were governed by two emperors and their two deputies (caesars). This sytem was disolved under emperor Constantine I in the early 4th century AD.
the district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire)
The office, position, or jurisdiction of a prefect; also, his official residence.
The term prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office, seat, territorial circonscription of a Prefect. In English the term prefecture is also used to refer to offices deemed equivalent in other languages' cultural traditions.
a club or group of Tripoli members that serves a given geographic area
Prefecture, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China.