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A person who has been an aedile, and so has the right to be elected to other offices.
Of or relating to an aedile or an aedlician.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Fulbecke (1560–?1603), lawyer and historian. From classical Latin aedīlicius (adjective) of or connected with an aedile, (of a person) who has been an aedile (also as noun) (from aedīlis + -icius: see -itious) + -an.
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