Definitions for: Jailer


[n] someone who guards prisoners



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]

Synonyms: gaoler, jailor, prison guard, screw, turnkey

See Also: keeper, law officer, lawman, peace officer

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Famous Quotes Containing Jailer:


Captain Hale, alone, without sympathy or support, save that from above, on the near approach of death asked for a clergyman to attend him. It was refused. He then requested a Bible; that too was refused by his inhuman jailer.

-- William Hull (American Soldier)

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

-- John F. Kennedy (American President)

What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self!

-- Nathaniel Hawthorne (American Novelist)

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

-- John F. Kennedy (American President)

Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.

-- W. Somerset Maugham (British Playwright)


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