aedile

n. official of ancient Rome who was in charge of public works the streets and games who supervised markets and water and grain supply

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  • AEdile — [AE] dile, n. [L. aedilis, fr. aedes temple, public building. Cf. {Edify}.] A magistrate in ancient Rome, who had the superintendence of public buildings, highways, shows, etc.; hence, a municipal officer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aedile — [ē′dīl΄] n. [L aedilis < aedes, building: see EDIFY] in ancient Rome, an official in charge of buildings, roads, sanitation, public games, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Aedile — Ancient Rome This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Ancient Rome Periods …   Wikipedia

  • aedile —   n. head of ancient Roman office of works.    ♦ aedility, n. aedile s office …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • aedile — noun Etymology: Latin aedilis, from aedes temple more at edify Date: 1540 an official in ancient Rome in charge of public works and games, police, and the grain supply …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aedile — aedileship, n. aedilitian /eed l ish euhn/, adj. /ee duyl/, n. Rom. Hist. one of a board of magistrates in charge of public buildings, streets, markets, games, etc. Also, edile. [1570 80; < L aedilis, equiv. to aedi (s. of aedes; see AEDICULE) +… …   Universalium

  • aedile — noun An elected official who was responsible for the maintenance of public buildings and the regulation of festivals; also supervised markets and the supply of grain and water …   Wiktionary

  • aedile — [ i:dʌɪl] noun (in ancient Rome) either of two (later four) magistrates responsible for public buildings and other matters. Derivatives aedileship noun Origin C16: from L. aedilis concerned with buildings , from aedes building …   English new terms dictionary

  • aedile — ae·dile …   English syllables

  • aedile — ae•dile or edile [[t]ˈi daɪl[/t]] n. anh a magistrate in ancient Rome in charge of public buildings, streets, services, markets, games, and the distribution of grain • Etymology: 1570–80; < L aedīlis=aed(ēs) temple, shrine + īlis ile II… …   From formal English to slang

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