- one of a board of magistrates in charge of public buildings, streets, markets, games, etc.
Origin of aedile
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On one occasion he united with his employees in favoring a candidate for the aedileship: Cn.Pompeii, Its Life and Art
This brought him into conflict with the aristocratic party, who prevented him from obtaining the aedileship.
Mamercus was a very wealthy man, and his refusal of the aedileship was the cause of his defeat for the consulship.De Officiis
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Plancius, accused of organizing clubs to secure by bribery his election to the aedileship.The Student's Companion to Latin Authors
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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