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  • noun Plural form of aedile.

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Examples

  • After his tribuneship, he was candidate for the office of chief aedile; there being two orders of them, one the curules, from the stool with crooked feet on which they sat when they performed their duty; the other and inferior, called aediles of the people.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • “The aediles,” as the expression ran in elegant dialect, had forgotten it ever since 1814.

    Les Miserables

  • Honored consuls, consulars, praetors, ex-praetors, aediles, exaediles, tribunes of the plebs, ex-tribunes of the plebs, and conscript fathers, I am here to report on what has been done.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Only consuls and praetors definitely used it, though there is debate about curule aediles.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Only consuls and praetors definitely used it, though there is debate about curule aediles.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Only in times of great internal danger do we resort to longer, more dictatorial government, as at the moment, when we have three—I beg your pardon, conscript fathers, two—Triumvirs to oversee the activities of the consuls, praetors, aediles, and quaestors, if not the tribunes of the plebs.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • These aediles had authority to search every place which had reason to fear anything, but they themselves dared not engage in any immorality there; Aulus

    Satyricon

  • The aediles attend to Rome herself by seeing that the water supply, sewerage, markets, buildings, and temples are cared for.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • The edicts of praetors, and in some cases of the aediles: such as are the chief justices in the courts of England.

    Leviathan

  • A heavy job, but not heavy enough to satisfy Agrippa, who had also taken on some of the duties of the aediles.

    Antony and Cleopatra

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