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PREFECT, French law. A chief officer invested with the superintendence of the administration of the laws in each department. Merl. Repert. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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with the decrees of despots and praefects of the old Eastern and Western Empire, into a sort of politico-salmagundy of superstition, barbarism, incongruous tyranny and mail morality; sauced, seasoned, and garnished to the true taste of royal and aristocratical epicureanism, by ...