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prefect

noun [C] uk   /ˈpriː.fekt/ us  

prefect noun [C] (OFFICIAL)

(in some countries) a very important official in the government or the police: He has been appointed Prefect of Bologna.

prefect noun [C] (STUDENT)

(in some British and Australian schools) an older student who is given some authority and helps to control the younger students
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