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aedile

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noun ae·dile \ˈē-ˌdī(-ə)l, ˈē-dəl\

Definition of aedile

  1. :  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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