Hence vb. XVII. Comp. gaol-bird prisoner in gaol, habitual criminal XVII. So gaoler, jailer, gaolor XIII. ME. gayholere, gailer and iailere,* geilere — OF. gaiolere and jaioleur, jeolier (mod. geôlier).
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The old English word for jail.
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