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English Dictionary: jailer by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
jailer
n
  1. someone who guards prisoners [syn: prison guard, jailer, jailor, gaoler, screw, turnkey]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Jailer \Jail"er\, n. [OE. jailer, gailer, OF. geolier, F.
      ge[93]lier. See {Jail}.]
      The keeper of a jail or prison. [Written also {jailor},
      {gaoler}.]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Jailer
      (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.
     
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