Noun Aedile Definition and Examples







Either of two (later four) Roman magistrates responsible for public buildings and originally also for the public games and the supply of corn to the city.
  1. 'He spent enormous amounts of money buying influence, including giving public games as aedile that eclipsed anything that had gone before.'
  2. 'He became quaestor, aedile and praetor - progressively important posts within the Roman senate.'
((n.) A magistrate in ancient Rome, who had the superintendence of public buildings, highways, shows, etc.; hence, a municipal officer.)

noun, Roman History.

1. one of a board of magistrates in charge of public buildings, streets, markets, games, etc.

Mid 16th century: from Latin aedilis ‘concerned with buildings’, from aedes ‘building’.

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