aedile

noun ae·dile \ 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

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Origin and Etymology of aedile

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


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