- prefect (n.)
- mid-14c., "civil or military official," from Old French prefect (12c., Modern French préfet) and directly from Latin praefectus "public overseer, superintendent, director," noun use of past participle of praeficere "to put in front, to set over, put in authority," from prae "in front, before" (see pre-) + root of facere (past participle factus) "to perform" (see factitious). Spelling restored from Middle English prefet. Meaning "administrative head of the Paris police" is from 1800; meaning "senior pupil designated to keep order in an English school" is from 1864. Related: Prefectorial.
- 1. He was a prefect and house captain.
- 2. The Prefect was fond of the cant of diplomacy.
- 3. The Prefect, had the fashion of calling everything " odd " that was beyond his comprehension.
- 警察局长习惯于把超过他理解能力以外的一切事情都叫做 “ 怪 ”.
- 4. The scum has calls from the prefect's own office!
- 5. I prefect to see your head turn light to black.
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