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asylum seeker

noun
1.
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
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Contemporary definitions for asylum seeker
noun

an individual who seeks refuge, esp. political asylum, in a foreign country

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The documentary told the asylum seeker's story.

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