Warder
Warder Ward"er, n. 1. One who wards or keeps; a keeper; a guard. ``The warders of the gate.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A truncheon or staff carried by a king or a commander in chief, and used in signaling his will. [1913 Webster]

When, lo! the king suddenly changed his mind, Casts down his warder to arrest them there. --Daniel. [1913 Webster]

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. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]


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  • warder — (n.) c.1400, guardian of an entrance, from Anglo Fr. wardere guardian, agent noun from O.N.Fr. warder to guard (O.Fr. garder), of Germanic origin (see GUARD (Cf. guard) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • warder — index guardian, warden Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Wärder — Wärder,   der Werder …   Universal-Lexikon

  • warder — warder, wardress These terms for male and female prison guards respectively have now been largely replaced by the gender neutral term prison officer …   Modern English usage

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  • Warder — This unusual surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and has two possible sources. The first and the most likely is that the modern surname is from an occupational name for a guard or watchman. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th Century… …   Surnames reference

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