in ancient Rome, an official in charge of buildings, roads, sanitation, public games, etc.
Origin of aedileClassical Latin aedilis from aedes, building: see edify
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.
Origin of aedileLatin aedīlis from aedēs house
- (historical, Ancient Rome) An elected official who was responsible for the maintenance of public buildings and the regulation of festivals; also supervised markets and the supply of grain and water.
From Latin aedilis (“commissioner or magistrate”)