- a shelter from danger or hardship
- a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
Any place of refuge or sanctuary but usually an institution for the chronically unwell especially the insane but also TB
(Learning Modules / Psychology / Measuring the unmeasurable) Institution for those suffering from mental disorders (historical term).
In Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, places existed where people facing persecution could seek refuge. These locations were largely religious in nature, such as temples and other religious sites. ==Ancient Greece== In ancient Greece the temples, altars, sacred groves, and statues of the gods generally possessed the privileges of ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asylum_(antiquity)
A refuge or a place of safety.
Example: A church is often a place of asylum from evil in horror movies.
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[ Latin asylum
, Greek ..., from ... exempt from spoliation, inviolable; 'a
priv. + ... right of seizure.] 1.
A sanctuary or place of refuge and protection, where criminals and debtors found shelter, and...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/A/138
Old term for an institution for the housing and care of those who by reason of age or mental or bodily infirmities are unable to care for themselves. ... Origin: L. Fr. G. Asylon, a sanctuary, fr. A-priv. + syle, right of seizure ... (05 Mar 2000) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
• (n.) A sanctuary or place of refuge and protection, where criminals and debtors found shelter, and from which they could not be forcibly taken without sacrilege. • (n.) Any place of retreat and security. • (n.) An institution for the protection or relief of some class of destitute, unfortunate, or afflicted persons; as, an asylum f...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/asylum/
in international law, the protection granted by a state to a foreign citizen against his own state. The person for whom asylum is established has no ... [14 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/117
asylum 1. Protection and immunity from extradition granted by a government to somebody who has fled another country, e.g. because of political oppression. 2. A shelter and protection from danger, or imminent harm, provided by a sheltered place. 3. Currently an offensive term for an institution for people with psychiatric disorders or for mentally...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2222/
Asylum was a comic book anthology series published by Image Comics co-founder Rob Liefeld`s Maximum Press imprint, and featured several stories in each issue, including Tales of the Beanworld, Avengelyne and others. It ran for eleven issues in the late 1990s. ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asylum_(Maximum)
asylum (usī'lum) , extension of hospitality and protection to a fugitive and the place where such protection is offered. The use of temples and churches for this purpose in ancient and medieval times was known as sanctuary. In modern international law, the granting of asylum to refugees fr...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/society/A0805147.html
Asylum was a sanctuary or place of refuge, where criminals and debtors sheltered themselves from justice, and from which they could not be taken without sacrilege. Temples were anciently asylums, as were Christian churches in later times. The term in the 19th century was usually applied to an institution for receiving, maintaining, and, so far as p...Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/AA1.HTM
Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-sī′lŭm Definitions: 1. Older term for an institution for the housing and care of those who by reason of age or of mental or bodily infirmities are unable to care for themselves.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=8152
[1991 video game]
Asylum is an overhead shoot `em up arcade game developed by Leland in 1991. Play as characters Rip, Rak or Rol and throw weapons at weird enemies in the asylum, collect power-ups, and defeat bosses to advance levels. The game only exists in prototype form and was never released. ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asylum_(1991_video_game)
A form of relief for which nationals of other countries can apply if they have suffered persecution in their home countries or if they have a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of certain protected characteristics. Persecution on account of sexual orientation, transgender identity and HIV-positive status have been found to be ground...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22155
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