aedile

or e·dile

[ ee-dahyl ]
/ ˈi daɪl /
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noun Roman History.

one of a board of magistrates in charge of public buildings, streets, markets, games, etc.

Nearby words

  1. aecl,
  2. aedeagus,
  3. aedes,
  4. aedicula,
  5. aedicule,
  6. aedoeagus,
  7. aef,
  8. aegadian islands,
  9. aegates,
  10. aegean

Origin of aedile

1570–80; < Latin aedīlis, equivalent to aedi- (stem of aedēs; see aedicule) + -īlis -ile

Related formsae·dile·ship, nounae·dil·i·tian [eed-l-ish-uh n] /ˌid lˈɪʃ ən/, adjective

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aedile

sometimes US edile

/ (ˈiːdaɪl) /

noun

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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