One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘This was evident in the prefectoral corps, where most imperial recruits were of noble origin. In the municipality of Marseille, for instance, Baron de Montgrand who was nominated as mayor in 1809 had last served before 1789.’
- ‘Only when France went to war with Austria in 1809 were more servants of the first Cisalpine appointed as prefects, and the prefectoral corps came to look something like a professional bureaucracy.’
- ‘The Concordat, the prefectoral system, a reduced version of the gendarmerie and financial reforms remained, though central authorities loosened their grip on local government a little from 1818.’
- ‘The case is aimed at overturning a prefectoral decree in 1999 allowing the facility to open.’
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