asylum
asy·lum /ə-'sī-ləm/ n: protection from arrest and extradition given esp. to political refugees by a nation or by an embassy or other agency that has diplomatic immunity

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

asylum
I (hiding place) noun covert, exile, haven, inviolable refuge, place of immunity, place of refuge, refuge, retreat, safehold, sanctuary, sanctum sanctorum, secure retreat, shelter, temporary refuge II (hospital) noun lazaretto, mental hospital, mental institution, nursing home, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric ward, sanitorium, shelter for the afflicted, state hospital, state institution III (protection) noun freedom from danger, refuge, safeguard, safety, sanctuary, security, shelter associated concepts: granted asylum IV index bulwark, haven, lodging, protection, refuge, security (safety) V index shelter (protection)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


asylum
n.
Refuge or shelter from danger; a safe place for the poor and unfortunate to find help.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


asylum
1. a place of safety or retreat.
2. a place where the mentally ill stay or are detailed. Mental hospital is the modern equivalent.
3. a country other than that of a person unable to stay in his own. The applicant has to have a well-founded fear of persecution if returned (the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993, the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999). There has therefore to be a reasonable degree of likelihood that he will be prosecuted for a conventional reason. There has to be a nexus demonstrated between persecution and one of, or a combination of, the five enumerated grounds as stated in the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol. The five enumerated grounds are race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group and political opinion. In the UK, political asylum is often granted whereas economic asylum, the seeking of an economically more secure place, is not.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


asylum
Also sometimes called "political asylum." This is a legal status granted to someone who has fled to the United States and submitted an application proving that he or she fears persecution if forced to return to his or her home country. (The grounds are the same as for refugee status, but the application process is different — refugees apply while they're still outside the United States.) Asylees can apply for a green card one year after their asylum approval.
Category: Immigration → How to Get a Green Card
Category: Immigration → Visas & Visiting the United States

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


asylum
n. A place of refuge, sanctuary, or shelter, especially an institution for the maintenance and care of people requiring special assistance.
@ political asylum
1 The decision by a country's government to allow within its border a person from another country and to protect that person from prosecution and persecution by that other country's government.
2 The protection and refuge granted by a country to citizens and residents of other countries who obtain entry unto the premises of its foreign embassies and consulates.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


asylum
Protection granted to aliens who cannot return to their homeland.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


asylum
Protection granted to aliens who cannot return to their homeland.

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