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political asylum

noun [U] uk   us  
the protection given by a government to foreign people who have left their own country because they disagree with their own government: The number of people seeking political asylum in Britain has risen dramatically.
Translations of “political asylum”
in Chinese (Traditional) 政治庇護…
in Russian политическое убежище…
in Turkish siyasî sığınma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 政治避难…
in Polish azyl polityczny…
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