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 edile
Historical Examples of edile
Agrippa, in that year when he was edile, put the last hand to the magnificence of these works.
From the edile could be obtained the Licentia stupri, the right to the antique livery of shame.
Neither priest nor edile would they encounter until their return to the same church-tower.
He soon after held the important offices of tribune, quæstor, and edile.
British Dictionary definitions for edile
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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