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edile

[ee-dahyl] /ˈi daɪl/
noun, Roman History
1.

aedile

or edile

[ee-dahyl] /ˈi daɪl/
noun, Roman History
1.
one of a board of magistrates in charge of public buildings, streets, markets, games, etc.
Origin of aedile
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin aedīlis, equivalent to aedi- (stem of aedēs; see aedicule) + -īlis -ile
Related forms
aedileship, noun
aedilitian
[eed-l-ish-uh n] /ˌid lˈɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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edile

/ˈiːdaɪl/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of aedile

aedile

/ˈiːdaɪl/
noun
1.
a magistrate of ancient Rome in charge of public works, games, buildings, and roads
Word Origin
C16: from Latin aedīlis concerned with buildings, from aedēs a building
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