• Asylums Definition & Synonyms
- (pl. ) of Asylum
• Asylum Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) Any place of retreat and security.
- (n.) 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.