warder

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Noun[edit]

warder (plural warders)

  1. A guard, especially in a prison.
  2. (archaic) A truncheon or staff carried by a king or commander, used to signal commands.
    • 1595, Samuel Daniel, Civil Wars, in The Poetical Works of Mr. Samuel Daniel, Volume II, London: R. Gosling, 1718, Book I, stanza 62, p. 25,[3]
      When, lo! the king chang’d suddenly his Mind,
      Casts down his Warder to arrest them there;
    • c. 1595, William Shakespeare, Richard II, Act I, Scene 3,[4]
      Stay, the king hath thrown his warder down.
    • 1764, Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto, London: Tho. Lownds, Chapter 3, p. 91,[5]
      If thou dost not comply with these just demands, he defies thee to single combat to the last extremity. And so saying, the Herald cast down his warder.

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Verb[edit]

warder

  1. (Old Northern French, Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of guarder

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-d, *-ds, *-dt are modified to t, z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.


Picard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French warder.

Verb[edit]

warder

  1. to keep

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