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jailer

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noun jail·er \ˈjā-lər\

Simple Definition of jailer

  • : a person who is in charge of a jail or who guards the prisoners in a jail

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of jailer

  1. 1 :  a keeper of a jail

  2. 2 :  one that restricts another's liberty as if by imprisonment

13th Century

First Known Use of jailer

13th century

Variants of jailer

also

jailor


JAILER Defined for Kids

jailer

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noun jail·er \ˈjā-lər\

Definition of jailer for Students

  1. :  a person responsible for the operation of a prison



Variants of jailer

also

jailor

\ˈjā-lər\

Law Dictionary

jailer

noun jail·er

Legal Definition of jailer

  1. :  a keeper of a jail




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