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asylum seeker

noun [C]    
someone who leaves their own country for their safety, often for political reasons or because of war, and who travels to another country hoping that the government will protect them and allow them to live there: genuine/bogus asylum seekers A record number of asylum seekers arrived in the UK last month.People who live or settle somewhereChanging homes and moving
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