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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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"It was very strict and I was tanned probably four or five times a term by the prefect of discipline even though I tried my best to avoid it.
The ones allowed must have passed the scrutiny of the prefect of discipline and bore his "nihil obstat."
But I do remember the color of the walls of the Prefect of Disciplines office, the small details of the room, from the pictures, the pens, to the pile of permits and violation slips on his desk.