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a·sy·lum

 (ə-sī′ləm)
n.
1. Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to a political refugee from another country.
2.
a. A place offering protection and safety; a shelter. See Synonyms at shelter.
b. Protection or shelter; refuge: viewed her friend's apartment as a place of asylum.
c. A place, such as a church, formerly constituting an inviolable refuge for criminals or debtors.
3. An institution for the care of people, especially those with physical or mental disabilities, who require organized supervision or assistance.

[Middle English asilum, refuge, from Latin asȳlum, from Greek asūlon, sanctuary, from neuter of asūlos, inviolable : a-, without; see a-1 + sūlon, right of seizure.]

asylum

(əˈsaɪləm)
n
1. a safe or inviolable place of refuge, esp as formerly offered by the Christian Church to criminals, outlaws, etc; sanctuary (often in the phrase give asylum to)
2. shelter; refuge
3. (Law) international law refuge afforded to a person whose extradition is sought by a foreign government: political asylum.
4. (Social Welfare) obsolete an institution for the shelter, treatment, or confinement of individuals, esp a mental hospital (formerly termed lunatic asylum)
[C15: via Latin from Greek asulon refuge, from asulos that may not be seized, from a-1 + sulon right of seizure]

a•sy•lum

(əˈsaɪ ləm)

n.
1. (esp. formerly) an institution for the maintenance and care of the mentally ill, orphans, or other persons requiring specialized assistance.
2. an inviolable refuge, as formerly for criminals and debtors; sanctuary.
3. protection or shelter granted by a country or embassy to refugees from another country, esp. refugees escaping arrest or prosecution: political asylum.
4. any secure retreat.
[1400–50; late Middle English; < Latin < Greek ásȳlon sanctuary =a- a-6 + sŷlon right of seizure]

asylum

- Comes from Greek asulon, "refuge," from asulos, "inviolable."
See also related terms for refuge.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asylum - a shelter from danger or hardship
harbor, harbour - a place of refuge and comfort and security
safehold - a refuge from attack
safe house - a house used as a hiding place or refuge by members of certain organizations
shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
2.asylum - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced personasylum - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
hospital, infirmary - a health facility where patients receive treatment

asylum

noun
1. (Old-fashioned) mental hospital, hospital, institution, psychiatric hospital, madhouse (informal), funny farm (facetious), loony bin (slang), nuthouse (slang), rubber room (U.S. slang), laughing academy (U.S. slang) He spent the rest of his life in a mental asylum.
2. refuge, security, haven, safety, protection, preserve, shelter, retreat, harbour, sanctuary He applied for asylum after fleeing his home country.

asylum

noun
1. An institution that provides care and shelter:
2. Something that physically protects, especially from danger:
3. The state of being protected or safeguarded, as from danger or hardship:
Translations
مَلْجَأمَلْجَأ لِلعَجَزَه
azylblázinec
asylfristed
turvapaikka
azil
elmegyógyintézetmenedékjog
geîveikrahælihæli
亡命
보호 시설
prieglaudaprieglobstispsichiatrinė ligoninė
patvērumspsihiatriskā slimnīca
azyl
azil
asyl
ที่ลี้ภัย
nơi ẩn náu

asylum

[əˈsaɪləm]
A. N
1. (= refuge) → asilo m
to seek political asylumpedir asilo político
to afford or give asylum to sb [place] → servir de asilo a algn; [person] → dar asilo a algn
2. (o.f.) (= mental hospital) → manicomio m
B. CPD asylum seeker Nsolicitante mf de asilo

asylum

[əˈsaɪləm] nasile m
to seek political asylum → demander l'asile politique
to claim asylum → demander l'asile
to claim political asylum → demander l'asile politique
to give sb asylum → donner asile à qn
to give sb political asylum → donner l'asile politique à qn
to grant sb asylum → accorder l'asile à qn
to grant sb political asylum → accorder l'asile politique à qnasylum seeker ndemandeur/euse m/f d'asile

asylum

n
Asyl nt; to ask for (political) asylumum (politisches) Asyl bitten
(= lunatic asylum)(Irren)anstalt f

asylum

[əˈsaɪləm] n
a. (refuge) → asilo, rifugio
to seek political asylum → chiedere asilo politico
b. (also lunatic asylum) → manicomio

asylum

(əˈsailəm) noun
1. safety; protection. He was granted political asylum.
2. an old name for a home for people who are mentally ill.

asylum

مَلْجَأ azyl asyl Asyl άσυλο asilo turvapaikka asile azil asilo politico 亡命 보호 시설 asiel asyl azyl asilo, asilo político убежище asyl ที่ลี้ภัย sığınma nơi ẩn náu 庇护

a·sy·lum

n. asilo.

asylum

n asilo; insane — (ant) hospital psiquiátrico or mental, manicomio (ant)
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