Definition of political refugee in English:

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political refugee

Pronunciation: /pəˈlidəkəl ˈˌrefyəˈˌjē/


A refugee from an oppressive government.
Example sentences
  • In contrast to the earlier immigrants, the postwar émigrés were primarily political refugees and professionals who left Bulgaria with no expectation of returning.
  • Secondly, the attempt to draw an absolute distinction between economic and political refugees is impossible, given the complex interaction between the two factors.
  • A small number of refugees were sent home as they did not qualify as political refugees and for resettlement in other countries, but were only economic migrants.

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Syllabification: po·lit·i·cal ref·u·gee

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