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
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.
Defense attorneys wrote on Tuesday that Montano, who’s susceptible to infection because of his cancer surgery, was having symptoms of a fever and that jailers ignored repeated requests for assistance in using the bathroom.
There were female jailers who beat and cursed her and called her an infidel.
Problem is, the way the Obama administration is drifting, the fleet is shaping up to be default jailers in the war on terrorism.
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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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