Definition of aedileship in English:


Pronunciation /-ˌSHip/


Roman History

See aedile

‘Until the 2nd century BC, the curule aedileships rotated on a yearly basis between patricians and plebeians.’
  • ‘Mamercus was a very wealthy man, and his refusal of the aedileship was the cause of his defeat for the consulship.’
  • ‘During the elections for the aedileships a fight broke out and numbers of people were killed.’
  • ‘Promotion to the aedileship was automatic for patricians, but Vespasian wasn't a patrician.’
  • ‘Thus twelve praetorships and six aedileships were created.’