- one of a board of magistrates in charge of public buildings, streets, markets, games, etc.
Origin of aedile
Examples from the Web for aedile
Historical Examples of aedile
Agrippa, when aedile of Rome, banished all such terrible citizens.
But a rich man—it is the duty of an aedile to protect the rich!'
With regard to the other aedile, likewise, an order of the commons was made.History of Rome, Vol III
In the house of the Aedile—so called from the fact that 'Pansam Aed.'The San Francisco Calamity
At one corner of the centre table was placed the aedile; at the opposite corner, the Roman senator—these were the posts of honour.
sometimes US edile
- a magistrate of ancient Rome in charge of public works, games, buildings, and roads