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Middle English asilum refuge from Latin asȳlum from Greek asūlon sanctuary from neuter of asūlos inviolable a- without a–1 sūlon right of seizure
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin asylum.
Let him prepare an asylum for them in Russia!
In the vicinity are the Surrey county asylum and a female convict prison.
Venice, like Rome and other famous cities, was an asylum city.
There are large barracks in the neighbourhood, and the Metropolitan lunatic asylum is close to the town.
The Oxford Orphan Asylum at Oxford (1872) is supported partly by the Masonic Order and partly by the state.
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