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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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Le Don was instantly released, upon our narration of the circumstances (with some comments from Dupin) at the bureau of the Prefect of Police.
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.
She said that it has been noted that students do not have good communication channels for airing their grievances as suggestion boxes no longer work.Ms Mohammed said that school principals are passing information through prefects, who are not reliable, hence giving them power over other students.
At my school, which combined both primary and secondary on the same campus, the senior school prefects came second only to the headmaster and his staff.
FLINT High School's newlyappointed team of prefects are relishing the year ahead.
The full list of officials are: Barclay captain - Amy Gemmell; vice captains - Greg Findlay and Max Baird; prefects - Ryan Anderson, Greg Clapperton, Fraser Dickson, Anna Dougan, Molly Forsyth, Rosa Fricker.
She proudly announced the names of students selected for the ceremonial posts led by Harikeshav Pramodu and Anannya Jaikish, head boy and head girl, respectively, Abhimanyu Bhati, sports captain, Aromal Shaji, cultural secretary, Anjali Krishna, literary secretary, Malavika Ramachandran, HSE secretary, Maitreyee Yogesh Naik, IT secretary, deputy ceremonial heads, Akshay Ajit, assistant head boy, S Poorna Sree, assistant head girl, general prefects and house coordinators.
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK The Pakistan International School organised a sash-awarding and the oath-taking ceremony for the Headboy and Headgirl, prefects and monitors (Class I-XII) recently, in the Arbab Auditorium for the academic session 2017 2018.
by Times News Service Apart from the Head Boy, Head Girl, Sports Captain and ECA Captain, more than 24 students have been appointed as House Captain, Vice Captain and Prefects. An elegant Investiture Ceremony was held on this occasion.
The fourth instalment in this series sees Hazel and Daisy solve the murder of their new head girl Elizabeth Hurst, who has terrorised the school along with her bullying prefects.
Neither did his house prefects fail when visiting lady friends showed a reluctance to leave, for the prefects knew when to interrupt with bogus calls to duty, unflattering but usually disguised by an eloquent excuse.