Aedile meaning

ēdīl
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.
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In ancient Rome, an official in charge of buildings, roads, sanitation, public games, etc.
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(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.
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Origin of aedile

  • Latin aedīlis from aedēs house

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin aedilis (“commissioner or magistrate”)

    From Wiktionary