- one of a board of magistrates in charge of public buildings, streets, markets, games, etc.
Origin of aedile
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sometimes US edile
- a magistrate of ancient Rome in charge of public works, games, buildings, and roads
C16: from Latin aedīlis concerned with buildings, from aedēs a building
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