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noun 
  1. a person seeking refuge in a foreign country out of fear of political persecution or the prospect of such persecution in his home country, i.e., a person seeking a political asylum
  2. a person seeking refuge in a foreign country due to poverty and no prospect of overcoming said poverty in his home country, i.e., a person seeking an economic asylum
  3. a person seeking refuge due to a natural disaster
  4. a person formally granted a political or economic asylum by a country other than his home country
Etymology: From réfugié, past participle of réfugier ("to take refuge"), describing early French protestants seeking refuge.


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