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ædile

Definition of the noun ædile

What does ædile mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. A magistrate of ancient Rome, the custodian of the public buildings and roads, and planner of public shows.
  2. A municipal officer.

Explanation

ædile a.k.a. Aedile was an office of the Roman Republic. Based in Rome, the aediles were responsible for maintenance of public buildings and regulation of public festivals. They also had powers to enforce public order.

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