prefect: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (prē'fekt), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- a person appointed to any of various positions of command, authority, or superintendence, as a chief magistrate in ancient Rome or the chief administrative official of a department of France or Italy.
- the dean of a Jesuit school or college.
- a cardinal in charge of a congregation in the Curia Romana.
- a praeposter.