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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a prefect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a prefect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as prefectoral.


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  • The tax-collector was thus trying to hide the fright he had had, for a prefectorial order having prohibited duckhunting except in boats, Monsieur Binet, despite his respect for the laws, was infringing them, and so he every moment expected to see the rural guard turn up.

    Madame Bovary

  • The bullying had this negative merit that it was honest bullying; not bullying conscience-salved and authorised in the maison toleree of the prefectorial system.

    Surprised by Joy

  • But Fribble did use all his prefectorial powers for a whole term to persecute a boy called, let us say, Parsley who had refused his suit.

    Surprised by Joy

  • Napoleon's life in the Place d'Opera; so, as Parole d'Honneur had likewise been heard to speak rather unguardedly at a political club of patriots to which he belonged, the prefectorial mind "putting that and that together," very reasonably presumed that our friend must have some connection with the bomb conspirators.

    She and I, Volume 1

  • But probably the prefectorial dignity would have been sufficient, if you hadn't smashed it up.

    The Loom of Youth

  • Betteridge got a lecture on military discipline and on prefectorial dignity.

    The Loom of Youth

  • He delivered as short a lecture as possible on the sacredness of the prefectorial dignity and the insignificance of the day-room frequenter.

    The Loom of Youth

  • Flinging prefectorial dignity to the winds, they rushed down to the studies.

    The Loom of Youth

  • The prefectorial dignity seemed in a way to descend on Gordon; just then life was very good.

    The Loom of Youth

  • In those days, when boys played games they played them for pleasure; but in those days the prefectorial system—the system which hands over the life of a school to an oligarchy of a dozen youths of seventeen—was still in its infancy, and had not yet borne its fruit.

    Dr. Arnold


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