aedile

noun
ae·​dile | \ ˈē-ˌdī(-ə)l How to pronounce aedile (audio) , ˈē-dᵊl \

Definition of aedile

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

Examples of aedile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Trump campaigned like a tribune, and Steve Bannon, his former ideologist, was a fitting aedile. Theodore Kupfer, National Review, "Stock-Market Populism," 22 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of aedile

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aedile

borrowed from Latin aedīlis, from aedēs, aedis "temple, (in plural) abode, house" + -īlis -ile entry 1 — more at edify

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“Aedile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aedile. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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