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jailer

[jey-ler] /ˈdʒeɪ lər/
noun
1.
a person who is in charge of a jail or section of a jail.
2.
a person who forcibly confines another.
Also, jailor.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English gaioler, jaioler, jailer < Old French jaiolier. See jail, -er2
Related forms
underjailer, noun
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jailer

/ˈdʒeɪlə/
noun
1.
a person in charge of prisoners in a jail
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jailor in the Bible

(of Philippi), Acts 16:23. The conversion of the Roman jailer, a man belonging to a class "insensible as a rule and hardened by habit, and also disposed to despise the Jews, who were the bearers of the message of the gospel," is one of those cases which illustrate its universality and power.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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