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political asylum

noun
1.
asylum provided by one nation to refugees, especially political refugees, from another nation.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Examples from the web for political asylum
  • 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.
  • Some may even see a short spell in a western jail followed by an application for political asylum as enticing.
  • Skill and the need for political asylum determined admission.
Contemporary definitions for political asylum
noun

refuge given by one country to a citizen of another country to protect that person from arrest or persecution

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