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asylum

Legal Definition of asylum

Noun

  1. Sanctuary
  2. Protection, esp. for fugitives from the law

    Example: Seek asylum

Definition of asylum

Pronunciation

Noun

asylum (plural asylums)

  1. A place of safety
  2. The protection, physical and legal, afforded by such a place.
  3. A place of protection or restraint for one or more classes of the disadvantaged, especially the mentally ill.

Synonyms

  • sanctuary
  • shelter

Derived terms

  • insane asylum
  • mental asylum
  • orphan asylum

See also

References:

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