- the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee.
- an institution offering shelter and support to people who are mentally ill.
It sounds as if, as we heard, he is being granted asylum by the president of Nigeria.
we provide asylum for those too ill to care for themselves
she applied for asylum and was granted refugee status
Some have recently been granted asylum on the basis of having an Irish child.
As for Ghazal, if she were granted asylum she would like to go to school in America.
The son of a man sentenced to death in the Yemen fears his life may also be in danger unless he is granted asylum.
At present, the Secretary of State grants asylum to all such claimants.
If asylum is not granted and they are not given refugee status, they may be deported.
Each year, a smaller proportion of asylum applications is being granted.
Rape is routinely used as a weapon of war, but rape victims are rarely granted asylum.
In June 2004 the Home Office refused to grant him asylum and was going to send him back to Iran.
right of asylum
He is now staying with friends in Levenshulme and plans to appeal against refusal to grant him asylum.
he’d been committed to an asylum
They spent two years behind bars before they were granted asylum by the courts.
his asylum application was refused
They came here seeking political asylum, and now we’re at war with the country they’re seeking asylum from.
they’re seeking asylum from the government
Doctors recommended the family be granted asylum on humanitarian grounds.
Home Office officials believed his story and granted asylum to him and his wife and children.
The authorities in Dover granted him asylum and he set up home in Bolton.
He was granted asylum, grew up in Brighton and applied for British citizenship.
Makine was born in Russia but was granted asylum in France in 1987 when he was 30.
Now she is to go before a panel of Home Office officials to try to persuade them to grant her mother asylum.
Now living in Glasgow, he has been granted asylum and, at 31, has started anew.
Omar, a Syrian, resides in Britain, which granted him political asylum years ago.
Once upon a time there were big Victorian asylums where the mentally ill were institutionalised.
You have to remember that in those days, there were hundreds and hundreds of people confined to mental asylums in appalling conditions with very few treatments available.
Moreover, most of them languish in mental asylums and hospitals without being visited or taken care of by their relatives.
We should have institutions and asylums where we can put those people and care for them, and where they are protected from society and society is protected from them.