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  1. a·sy·lum

    /əˈsīləm/

    noun

  2. Define asylum. asylum synonyms, asylum pronunciation, asylum translation, English dictionary definition of asylum. n. 1. Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to a political refugee from another country. 2. a. A place offering protection and...

  3. Asylum | Definition of Asylum at Dictionary.com

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    Asylum definition, (especially formerly) an institution for the maintenance and care of the mentally ill, orphans, or other persons requiring specialized assistance.

  4. Asylum | Definition of Asylum by Merriam-Webster

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    Examples: asylum in a Sentence. 1 : an inviolable place of refuge and protection giving shelter to criminals and debtors : sanctuary. 2 : a place of retreat and security : shelter. 3 a : the protection or security afforded by an asylum : refuge.

  5. ASYLUM | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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    asylum definition: 1. protection or safety, especially that given by a government to people who have been forced to leave their own countries for their safety or ...

  6. Asylum legal definition of asylum - Legal Dictionary

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    Protection granted to Aliens who cannot return to their homeland. Asylum is not to be confused with refuge, although the terms are sometimes used inter-changeably. An alien who wishes to emigrate to another country is granted refugee status before leaving his or her native country.

  7. Political asylum definition and meaning | Collins English ...

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    law Political asylum is the right to live in a foreign country, and is given by the government of that country to people who have to leave their own country because they are in danger of persecution . Fewer than 10 percent of applicants are granted political asylum by the courts. Collins English Dictionary.

  8. The truth about asylum - Refugee Council

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    If the government agrees that an individual who has applied for asylum meets the definition in the Refugee Convention they will ‘recognise’ that person as a refugee and issue them with refugee status documentation. Usually refugees in the UK are given ...

  9. Asylum seeker - definition of asylum seeker by The Free ...

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    asylum seeker. n. 1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who, from fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, social group, or political opinion, has crossed an international frontier into a country in which he or she hopes to be granted refugee status.

  10. Asylum seeker - Wikipedia

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    Asylum seeker. The asylum seeker may be recognised as a refugee and given refugee status if the person's circumstances fall into the definition of " refugee " according to the 1951 Refugee Convention or other refugee laws, such as the European Convention on Human Rights – if asylum is claimed within the European Union.

  11. Refugee - Wikipedia

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    A refugee, generally speaking, is a displaced person who has been forced to cross national boundaries and who cannot return home safely (for more detail see legal ...