asylum

asylum(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (legal)
a. el asilo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The refugees were finally able to escape the war when they were granted asylum in Germany.Los refugiados por fin pudieron escapar de la guerra cuando fueron otorgados asilo en Alemania.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(mental hospital)
a. el manicomio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The scientist was carried off to the asylum for his controversial theories.El científico fue llevado al manicomio por sus teorías polémicas.
b. el psiquiátrico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The poor woman was forced to live in an asylum for five years.La pobre mujer fue obligada a vivir en un psiquiátrico durante cinco años.
3. (place of sanctuary)
a. el asilo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This community organization formed to provide asylum for abused women.Esta organización comunitaria se formó para proveer asilo a mujeres maltratadas.
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asylum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el asilo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
to seek asylumbuscar asilo
(mental) asylummanicomio m
political asylumasilo político
asylum seekersolicitante de asilo
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asylum [əˈsaɪləm]
noun
1 (refuge) asilo (m)
to seek political asylum pedir asilo político; to afford or give asylum to sb [+place] servir de asilo a algn; [+person] dar asilo a algn
2 (mental hospital) manicomio (m)
modifier
asylum seeker (n) solicitante (m) de asilo
fewer than 7% of asylum seekers are accepted as political refugees menos del 7% de los solicitantes de asilo o de las peticiones de asilo pasan a ser refugiados políticos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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