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Asylum

A`sy´lum
n.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.
Earth has no other asylum for them than its own cold bosom.
- Southey.
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.
Noun1.asylum - a shelter from danger or hardship
Synonyms: sanctuary, refuge
2.asylum - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

ASYLUM. A place, of refuge where debtors and criminals fled for safety.
     2. At one time, in Europe, churches and other consecrated places served as asylums, to the disgrace of the law. These never protected criminals in the United States. It may be questioned whether the house of an ambassador (q.v.) would not afford protection temporarily, to a person who should take refuge there.

To dream that you are at an asylum, signifies sickness and ill luck in store for you. You will undergo some mental strain.VA hospital, almshouse, base hospital, bedlam, bird sanctuary, bolt-hole, bughouse, cache, clinic, community hospital, concealment, convalescent home, convalescent hospital, corner, cover, covert, coverture, cranny, crazy house, cubby, cubbyhole, dark corner, den, dugout, evacuation hospital, farm, field hospital, forest preserve, foster home, foxhole, funk hole, game preserve, game sanctuary, general hospital, halfway house, harbor, harbor of refuge, harborage, haven, hideaway, hideout, hidey hole, hiding, hiding place, hole, hospice, hospital, hospitium, infirmary, inpatient clinic, insane asylum, institution, inviolability, lair, lunatic asylum, maison de sante, mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, niche, nook, nursing home, nuthouse, orphanage, osteopathic hospital, outpatient clinic, padded cell, policlinic, polyclinic, poor farm, poorhouse, port, preserve, private hospital, proprietary hospital, psychiatric ward, psychopathic hospital, public hospital, recess, rest home, retreat, safe haven, safehold, sanatorium, sanctuary, secret place, security, sick bay, sickbed, sickroom, snug harbor, special hospital, stash, state hospital, station hospital, stronghold, surgical hospital, teaching hospital, undercovert, veterans hospital, voluntary hospital, ward, well-baby clinic, workhouse
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