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Definitions of asylum

  1. A sanctuary or place of refuge and protection, where criminals and debtors found shelter, and from which they could not be forcibly taken without sacrilege. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Any place of retreat and security. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. An institution for the protection or relief of some class of destitute, unfortunate, or afflicted persons; as, an asylum for the aged, for the blind, or for the insane; a lunatic asylum; an orphan asylum. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A legal status granted to an individual who is in the United States and fears political persecution if he or she is forced to return to their home country.
  5. A place of refuge; a place for the care or relief of the aged, poor, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A place of refuge for debtors and for such as were accused of some crime: an institution for the care or relief of the unfortunate, such as the blind or insane: any place of refuge or protection. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A refuge; a charitable institution for invalids. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. An institution for the care of invalids; a refuge; retreat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A place of refuge; a sanctuary; a place out of which he that has fied to it may not be taken. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for asylum

  1. Asylum and Strabo, p. – Plutarch's Lives Volume III. by Plutarch
  2. If you were in San Francisco you might find some of the attendants in the asylum who could give you the information you desire. – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
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