a person appointed to any of various positions of command, authority, or superintendence, as a chief magistrate in ancient Rome or the chief administrative official of a department of France or Italy.
Roman Catholic Church.
the dean of a Jesuit school or college.
a cardinal in charge of a congregation in the Curia Romana.
Chiefly British. a praeposter.
(in France, Italy, etc) the chief administrative officer in a department
(in France, etc) the head of a police force
(Brit) a schoolchild appointed to a position of limited power over his fellows
(in ancient Rome) any of several magistrates or military commanders
(RC Church) Also called prefect apostolic. an official having jurisdiction over a missionary district that has no ordinary
(RC Church) one of two senior masters in a Jesuit school or college (the prefect of studies and the prefect of discipline or first prefect)
(RC Church) a cardinal in charge of a congregation of the Curia
noun 1. Also called pettiskirt. an underskirt, especially one that is full and often trimmed and ruffled and of a decorative fabric. 2. any skirtlike part or covering. 3. a flounce or valance fitting around the sides of a bed, couch, or chair, as to conceal the legs. 4. Informal: Sometimes Offensive. a woman or […]
[uhn-der-per-fawrm] /ˌʌn dər pərˈfɔrm/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to perform less well than (another of its kind, a general average, etc.) or less well than expected: Surprisingly, the stock has underperformed the market indexes all year. Several of our best players consistently underperform.
noun, plural peoples for 4. 1. persons indefinitely or collectively; persons in general: to find it easy to talk to people; What will people think? 2. persons, whether men, women, or children, considered as numerable individuals forming a group: Twenty people volunteered to help. 3. human beings, as distinguished from animals or other beings. 4. […]
noun 1. a person or thing that presses or applies pressure. 2. a person whose occupation is pressing or ironing clothes in a laundry or dry-cleaning establishment.