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Definition of Asylum

Asylum

  1. 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.
  2. Any place of retreat and security.
  3. An institution for the protection or relief of some class of destitute, unfortunate, or afflicted persons; as, an asylum for the aged, for the blind, or for the insane; a lunatic asylum; an orphan asylum.

Asylum Quotations

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
Samuel Adams

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Being born into the Royal Family is like being born into a mental asylum. Marrying into it is not something to be taken lightly.
John Lydon

All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one's mind. After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate.
Nellie Bly

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
Havelock Ellis
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Asylum Translations

asylum in Afrikaans is toevlugsoord
asylum in Danish is asyl
asylum in Dutch is toevluchtsoord, asiel, asyl
asylum in French is asile
asylum in German is Asyl {n}, Asyl {n}, Heim {n}
asylum in Italian is asilo
asylum in Norwegian is asyl
asylum in Spanish is asilo, asilo
asylum in Swedish is asyl
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