Definition of jailer
1 : a keeper of a jail
2 : one that restricts another's liberty as if by imprisonment
Recent Examples of jailer from the Web
Turkey is the world’s largest jailer of journalists, according to Reporters Without Borders.
Fulford was hired as a jailer in Morgan County in December 2009, The Decatur Daily learned through a public records request.
Now, the department employs about 30 officers, plus dispatchers and jailers.
A complete report that will include subcommittee recommendations should be ready by October for dissemination to interested parties, including judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, jailers, police and city councils, Russo said.
Nationally, most correctional officers and jailers are paid far more - an average of about $47,000.
At 4 a.m. Friday, jailers transferred Motino to the Morrow County Jail, north of Columbus.
Yet even under new jailers, the old jail lagged in financial support.
But the jailers weren’t interested in buying food prepared by inmates who might take the opportunity to add something to the recipe.
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First Known Use of jailer
JAILER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jailer for English Language Learners
: a person who is in charge of a jail or who guards the prisoners in a jail
JAILER Defined for Kids
Definition of jailer for Students
: a person responsible for the operation of a prison
Legal Definition of jailer
: a keeper of a jail
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