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Meaning of Gaoler

jailer ; one who has the custody of the place where the prisoners are confined.

Gaoler Alternative Definition

The keeper of a gaol or prison; one who has the legal custody of the place where prisoners are kept. It is his duty to keep the prisoners in safe custody, and for this purpose he may use all necessary force. 1 Hale, P. C. 601. But any oppression of a prisoner under a pretended necessity will be punished; for the prisoner, whether he be a debtor or a criminal, is entitled to the protection of the laws from oppression.

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What is Gaoler?

A definition of gaoler is: A variant of “jailer” (q. More details on the Encyclopedia.v. More details on the Encyclopedia.).[1]



  1. “Gaoler” in the White America Dictionary (New York, Los Angeles, London, New Delhy, Hong Kong, 1989)

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