Definition Of asylum


an institution offering shelter and support to people who are mentally ill.

he'd been committed to an asylum

the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee.

she applied for asylum and was granted refugee status

Example Of asylum

  • As for Ghazal, if she were granted asylum she would like to go to school in America.

  • At present, the Secretary of State grants asylum to all such claimants.

  • Doctors recommended the family be granted asylum on humanitarian grounds.

  • Each year, a smaller proportion of asylum applications is being granted.

  • He is now staying with friends in Levenshulme and plans to appeal against refusal to grant him asylum .

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