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jailer


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jailer  \Jail"er\,  n.  [OE.  jailer,  gailer,  OF  geolier,  F. 
  ge[^o]lier.  See  {Jail}.] 
  The  keeper  of  a  jail  or  prison.  [Written  also  {jailor}, 
  {gaoler}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jailer 
  n  :  someone  who  guards  prisoners  [syn:  {prison  guard},  {gaoler}, 
  {screw},  {turnkey}] 
 
  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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