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a·sy·lum
[əˈsīləm]

NOUN
  1. (political asylum)
    the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee.
    “she applied for asylum and was granted refugee status”
    • shelter or protection from danger.
      “we provide asylum for those too ill to care for themselves”
  2. dated
    an institution offering shelter and support to people who are mentally ill.
    “he’d been committed to an asylum”
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