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Prefect vs. Pupil

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Prefectnoun

(historical) An official of Ancient Rome who controlled or superintended a particular command, charge, department, etc.

‘the prefect of the aqueducts; the prefect of a camp, of a fleet, of the city guard, or of provisions; the pretorian prefect, who was commander of the troops guarding the emperor's person’;

Pupilnoun

A learner under the supervision of a teacher or professor.

Prefectnoun

The head of a department in France.

Pupilnoun

An orphan who is a minor and under the protection of the state.

Prefectnoun

The head of a prefecture in Japan.

Pupilnoun

(anatomy) The hole in the middle of the iris of the eye, through which light passes to be focused on the retina.

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Prefectnoun

(British) A school pupil in a position of power over other pupils.

Pupilnoun

(zoology) The central dark part of an ocellated spot.

Prefectnoun

A commander.

Pupilnoun

The aperture in the iris; the sight, apple, or black of the eye. See the Note under Eye, and Iris.

Prefectnoun

A Roman officer who controlled or superintended a particular command, charge, department, etc.; as, the prefect of the aqueducts; the prefect of a camp, of a fleet, of the city guard, of provisions; the pretorian prefect, who was commander of the troops guarding the emperor's person.

Pupilnoun

A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor.

‘Too far in years to be a pupil now.’; ‘Tutors should behave reverently before their pupils.’;

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Prefectnoun

A superintendent of a department who has control of its police establishment, together with extensive powers of municipal regulation.

Pupilnoun

A person under a guardian; a ward.

Prefectnoun

In the Greek and Roman Catholic churches, a title of certain dignitaries below the rank of bishop.

Pupilnoun

A boy or a girl under the age of puberty, that is, under fourteen if a male, and under twelve if a female.

Prefectnoun

a chief officer or chief magistrate;

‘the prefect of Paris police’;

Pupilnoun

a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution

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Prefect

Prefect (from the Latin praefectus, substantive adjectival form of praeficere: , meaning in charge) is a magisterial title of varying definition, but essentially refers to the leader of an administrative area. A prefect's office, department, or area of control is called a prefecture, but in various post-Roman empire cases there is a prefect without a prefecture or vice versa.

‘put in front’;

Pupilnoun

contractile aperture in the iris of the eye

Pupilnoun

a young person attending school (up through senior high school)

Pupil

The pupil is a black hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to strike the retina. It appears black because light rays entering the pupil are either absorbed by the tissues inside the eye directly, or absorbed after diffuse reflections within the eye that mostly miss exiting the narrow pupil.

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