asylum seeker Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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asylum seekernoun [C]

uk   us  
someone who ​leavestheir own ​country, often for ​politicalreasons or because of ​war, and who ​travels to another ​countryhoping that the ​government will ​protect them and allowthem to ​live there: genuine/​bogusasylumseekers A ​recordnumber of ​asylumseekersarrived in the UK last ​month.
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