jailer

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noun jail·er \ˈjā-lər\
variants: or less commonly

jailor

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


JAILER Defined for English Language Learners

jailer

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noun jail·er \ˈjā-lər\

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

jailer

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noun jail·er \ˈjā-lər\
variants: also

jailor

\ˈjā-lər\

Definition of jailer for Students

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


Law Dictionary

jailer

noun jail·er

Legal Definition of jailer

  1. :  a keeper of a jail



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