jailer

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noun jail·er \ˈjā-lər\

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

less commonly

jailor


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\

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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