political asylum

noun
asylum provided by one nation to refugees, especially political refugees, from another nation.

Origin:
1950–55

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Main Entry:  political asylum
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  refuge given by one country to a citizen of another country to protect that person from arrest or persecution
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Example sentences
The players' whereabouts and whether they intended to seek political asylum was
  not known.
We have no intention of seeking political asylum abroad.
When she applied for political asylum and was denied, she was informed that she
  would have to leave the country.
But each night more arrive, cut through the barbed wire and demand political
  asylum.
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