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)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)Within five years the judge was in a mental asylum. Times, Sunday Times (2014)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 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)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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