Definitions for: Warder

[n] the chief official in charge of a prison

Webster (1913) Definition: Ward"er, n.
1. One who wards or keeps; a keeper; a guard. ``The warders
of the gate.'' --Dryden.

2. A truncheon or staff carried by a king or a commander in
chief, and used in signaling his will.

When, lo! the king suddenly changed his mind, Casts
down his warder to arrest them there. --Daniel.

Wafting his warder thrice about his head, He cast it
up with his auspicious hand, Which was the signal,
through the English spread, This they should charge.

Synonyms: warden

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

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