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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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ENA has the advantage of being an extremely big school as it covers legal careers - the Court of Auditors, the Council of State, administrative tribunals, the regional audit chambers -, audit and control, via inspection bodies, general administration, civil administration and territorial administration via the prefectoral body, not to mention diplomacy.
Drawing largely on published memoirs, select prefectoral reports, and the series of interviews she conducted with ordinary people (chiefly very elderly women, of course), she evokes something of the emotional turmoil, multiple motivations, class divisions, and immense material disparities characterizing the millions on the move south and west when the structure of normal French life seemed suddenly to have vanished once and for all.
On the second day of the insurrection, when a volunteer was sought to carry a prefectoral proclamation to the silkweavers' headquarters at the top of the Croix-Rousse hill, Monfalcon accepted the mission.
They head the prefectoral services, which are organised to mirror the various areas of central government policy.
The regional committees, introduced in legislation in late 2003, are to have seven members, being a member of the regional administration, the employment inspectorate, the Union of Prefectoral Local Authorities, the OAED, employers and employee representatives and an agricultural union representative.
(25.) Regional Commissions for Population and Human Resources, created in 1994; and Prefectoral Health Councils, created in the late 1980s.
A prefectoral circular of 3 October 1919 emanating originally from the Ministry of the Interior recommended to all local mayors and administrators that memorials be erected in the cemetery and bear the dedication 'A la memoire des enfants de la commune de ...
The grands corps are those considered to be the most prestigious ministries in the French Higher Civil Service such as the Conseil d'Etat (Council of State), Cour des Comptes (Court of Accounts), Inspection des Finances (Finance Ministry), and, to a lesser degree, the Corps Prefectoral (Local Government Ministry), and Corps Diplomatique (Diplomatic Ministry).
Elles sont delimitees par arrete prefectoral pris sur proposition ou apres accord du conseil municipal des communes interessees, apres avis de la Chambre d'agriculture, de l'Institut national des appellations d'origine dans les zones d'AOC et de la Commission departementale d'orientation de l'agriculture et apres enquete publique [??] (ZAP, article 108 de la LOA).