noun \ˈē-ˌdī(-ə)l, ˈē-dəl\

Definition of AEDILE

:  an official in ancient Rome in charge of public works and games, police, and the grain supply

Origin of AEDILE

Latin aedilis, from aedes temple — more at edify
First Known Use: 1538

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