Prefect in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Prefect

an elected authority figure that typically oversees order and discipline

Examples of Prefect in a sentence

In Harry Potter, Percy Weasley was prefect for Gryffindor and gave detention to everyone who was out of bed after hours.  🔊

In England, a senior student is elected as a prefect and tasked with monitoring the hallways for bad behavior.  🔊

After the naval officer was appointed to prefect, he had rule over administration and discipline of the naval academy.  🔊

In Ancient Rome, a prefect was an elected official who served as informant and confidant to powerful rulers.  🔊

The American version of a prefect is a resident assistant who is both a source of information and someone who maintains order in the dormitory.  🔊

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