Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “political asylum”

political asylum

noun [U]    
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 .Runaways and refugeesInternational politics and government
(Definition of political asylum noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of political asylum

Definitions of “political asylum” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

familiarity

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More