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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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Nevertheless, that he failed in the solution of this mystery, is by no means that matter for wonder which he supposes it; for, in truth, our friend the Prefect is somewhat too cunning to be profound.
A clerk in the employ of the Rothchilds corresponds with all England; another, in a government office, may communicate with all the prefects; but where the one learns the way to make his fortune, the other loses time and health and life to no avail.
Summary: The selection of junior prefect in the ISM middle school in the form of election ...
Pupil Peter Haggett, a senior prefect, said: "In some ways, it's a blessing in disguise because this is much better than our old building.
In reality, Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, made it clear in a December, 2004 television interview, that,
A survey of chief executives and board level directors at some of the country's top firms found nearly 90% had held at least two roles such as head boy or girl, prefect or sports captain.
Quoting Prefect Eric Maurel, the French media indicated that "a certain number of material elements" have been discovered which indicate an operating method by arsonists.
That said, it's somewhat embarrassing now, but my Standard 5 class once threatened to make the school ungovernable if a certain Standard Seven prefect, Jeff Koinange, whom we all admired for his prowess on the rugby pitch and his general 'coolness', was not sent to monitor our class while our teacher was away.
The CBCP said, Dalmao was serving as General Prefect of Formation of the Claretian Missionaries in Rome, Italy when Pope Francis appointed him as the new bishop of Isabela on March 25.
The Regional Prefect and the Public Prosecutor are on site," the official account of the Prefect of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and Rhone regions tweeted.
More than 60 students applied for one of the 28 prefect roles.