Aedile



one of a board of magistrates in charge of public buildings, streets, markets, games, etc.
Historical Examples

Agrippa, when aedile of Rome, banished all such terrible citizens.
The Last Days of Pompeii Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

But a rich man—it is the duty of an aedile to protect the rich!’
The Last Days of Pompeii Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

During the reign of Commodus, Dio practised as an advocate at the Roman bar, and held the offices of aedile and quaestor.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5 Various

In the house of the aedile—so called from the fact that ‘Pansam Aed.’
The San Francisco Calamity Various

Under praetorian stipulations we must include also those directed by the aedile, for these too are based upon jurisdiction.
The Institutes of Justinian Caesar Flavius Justinian

The widow Fulvia and the spouse of the aedile were engaged in high and grave discussion.
The Last Days of Pompeii Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

One side—the shortest—of it was occupied by the prefecture, in which the aedile and Quaestor lived.
Historical Miniatures August Strindberg

At one corner of the centre table was placed the aedile; at the opposite corner, the Roman senator—these were the posts of honour.
The Last Days of Pompeii Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

The tribunes proposed to the commons, and the commons ordered that this should be as if the aedile himself had sworn.
History of Rome, Vol III Titus Livius

In vain did the aedile command—in vain did the praetor lift his voice and proclaim the law.
The Last Days of Pompeii Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

noun
a magistrate of ancient Rome in charge of public works, games, buildings, and roads

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