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Definition of "aedile" [æ•dile]

  • An elected official of ancient Rome who was responsible for public works and games and who supervised markets, the grain supply, and the water supply. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aedile" in a sentence
  • "Although he is remembered today only as the father of Augustus, he was at this time aedile of the plebs and very much the coming man."
  • "Glossary aedile an elected official, of whom four were chosen annually to serve a one-year term, responsible for the running of the city of Rome: law and order, public buildings, business regulations, etc."
  • "That they had long been under police regulation, and compelled to register with the aedile, is evident from a passage in Tacitus:"