Origin of jailer
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Examples from the Web for jailor
The jailor decided that he could safely postpone his visit to Fandor's cell.A Nest of Spies
The constable came back with the Clerk of the Court and the jailor.The Manxman
But Mombi was still my grandfather's jailor, and afterward my father's jailor.Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
L. Frank Baum
The jailor, Swims, was a character, and merits a particular description.
The jailor himself was a kind man, and rather of Union sentiments.
jailor or gaoler
- a person in charge of prisoners in a jail
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Word Origin and History for jailor
also gaoler, late 14c., from Old North French gayolierre, Old French jaioleur, agent noun from jaole (see jail (n.)).
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