Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “political asylum”

See all translations

political asylum

noun [U]
 
 
protection given by a government to someone whose political activities have made it too dangerous for them to live in their own countryInternational politics and governmentProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
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…
(Definition of political asylum from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “political asylum” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More