- 1.1 u (refuge) asilo (m) to seek political asylum pedir* or solicitar asilo político (before n) asylum seeker solicitante (mf) de asilo 1.2 c (sanctuary) asilo (m)More example sentences1.3 c (psychiatric hospital) [dated or offensive]
(lunatic asylum)manicomio (m), psiquiátrico (m), casa (f) de orates
- In June 2004 the Home Office refused to grant him asylum and was going to send him back to Iran.
- Each year, a smaller proportion of asylum applications is being granted.
- Rape is routinely used as a weapon of war, but rape victims are rarely granted asylum.
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.