jailer

noun jail·er \ ˈjā-lər \
variants: or less commonly jailor
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of jailer

1 : a keeper of a jail
2 : one that restricts another's liberty as if by imprisonment

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First Known Use of jailer

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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JAILER Defined for English Language Learners

jailer

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

noun jail·er
variants: also jailor \ˈjā-lər\

Definition of jailer for Students

: a person responsible for the operation of a prison

Law Dictionary

jailer

noun jail·er

legal Definition of jailer

: a keeper of a jail


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