Definition of 'asylum'
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She is particularly concerned with asylum and mental health issues. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What country in the world would give him asylum? Times, Sunday Times (2016)They refused to seek asylum in the first country they arrived in. The Sun (2016)Many had been freed from prisons or mental asylums. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are told to ring the coastguard and as soon as they are brought ashore they claim asylum. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is thought to have been plotting to claim asylum here himself and then retire on his fortune. The Sun (2016)With the help of a lawyer at a charity, they were granted asylum for five years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Norway received 30,000 asylum seekers last year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have refuted claims that her life is at risk and demanded that the US reject the asylum application. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Within five years the judge was in a mental asylum. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Russia yesterday suggested it could grant him political asylum. The Sun (2013)The political and press furore that ensued following his refusal of political asylum was substantial. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But doctors thought that he was faking illness to further his asylum application. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One of my brothers cleaned the rooms in the local mental asylum. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was refused asylum but was granted exceptional leave to remain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has been granted political asylum there. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When detected he again claimed asylum. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Her application for asylum was refused. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The country 's asylum system has been clogged by thousands of applications. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Once there, she was given political asylum. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The doors make asylum homes easy to identify and are blamed for numerous attacks in which people were victims of harassment and abuse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or perhaps they will find a legal route to come here, joining family or seeking asylum. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Convention was addressed to the rights in the country of asylum of those recognised as refugees. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He also condemns the reduction in benefits given to single asylum seekers to 5 a day. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Many leave the country and seek political asylum in Turkey. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have advised migrants how to get into Britain and how to pass exams to claim asylum. The Sun (2016)There is an ongoing lack of understanding of why it is women seek asylum and a lack of dignity and respect in the process. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The company that forced refugees to wear red wristbands to receive meals has been housing asylum seekers in homes with red plaques on the walls. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Below, Money explains the practical implications of offering shelter to an asylum seeker and what the process involves. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There would also be new shelters for 4,000 asylum seekers and 1,500 emergency slots for illegal arrivals who had not sought asylum. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'asylum'
British English: asylum /əˈsaɪləm/ NOUN
If a government gives a person from another country asylum, they allow them to stay, usually because they are unable to return home safely for political reasons.
He applied for asylum in 1987.
- American English: asylum
- Arabic: مَلْجَأ
- Brazilian Portuguese: asilo político
- Chinese: 庇护
- Croatian: azil
- Czech: azyl
- Danish: asyl
- Dutch: asiel
- European Spanish: asilo
- Finnish: turvapaikka myönnetty
- French: asile
- German: Asyl
- Greek: άσυλο
- Italian: asilo politico
- Japanese: 亡命
- Korean: 보호 시설
- Norwegian: asyl
- Polish: azyl
- European Portuguese: asilo
- Romanian: azilpolitic
- Russian: убежище
- Spanish: asilo
- Swedish: asyl
- Thai: ที่ลี้ภัย
- Turkish: sığınma
- Ukrainian: притулок
- Vietnamese: nơi ẩn náu
Definition of asylum from the Collins English Dictionary
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