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political refugee

noun
1.
a person who has fled from a homeland because of political persecution.
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  • The government would not demand me from Austria as a political refugee, but as a thief.

    The World's Greatest Books, Volume V. Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • I said it was nonsense, and you were a political refugee in sanctuary.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • I've ruled that you are a political refugee, and so entitled to sanctuary in the Embassy.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • Sir Anthony Panizzi, an Italian political refugee, the most famous of librarians.

    Victorian Worthies George Henry Blore
  • On occasion the Ragusans could be nobly firm, refusing to deliver a political refugee to the Turks, and so forth.

  • She looks round and recognises the acquaintance named, a Polish political refugee (the year is 1831).

  • I never trouble my head about details; it is enough, the man is a political refugee, and his object concealment.

    Checkmate Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Sometimes I touched the edge of the turf, sometimes the riff-raff of the arts, and occasionally the political refugee.

    The Man Who Was Thursday G. K. Chesterton
  • He was a political refugee, dependent for the bread he ate, on the money he received for teaching languages.

    Basil Wilkie Collins

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