noun Roman History.
one of a board of magistrates in charge of public buildings, streets, markets, games, etc.
Origin of aedile
1570–80;Related formsae·dile·ship, nounae·dil·i·tian [eed-l-ish-uh n] /ˌid lˈɪʃ ən/, adjective
< Latin aedīlis,
equivalent to aedi-
(stem of aedēs;
) + -īlis -ile
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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.
In the house of the Aedile—so called from the fact that 'Pansam Aed.'
At one corner of the centre table was placed the aedile; at the opposite corner, the Roman senator—these were the posts of honour.
British Dictionary definitions for aedile
a magistrate of ancient Rome in charge of public works, games, buildings, and roads
Word Origin for aedile
C16: from Latin aedīlis concerned with buildings, from aedēs a building
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