Definition of Refugee

1. Noun. An exile who flees for safety.

Specialized synonyms: Displaced Person, Dp, Stateless Person
Generic synonyms: Exile, Expat, Expatriate



Definition of Refugee

1. n. One who flees to a shelter, or place of safety.

Definition of Refugee

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. A person seeking refuge due to a natural disaster. ¹

4. Noun. A person formally granted a political or economic asylum by a country other than his home country. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Refugee

1. one who flees for safety [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Refugee

refueled
refueler
refuelers
refueling
refuelings
refuellable
refuelled
refueller
refuellers
refuelling
refuellings
refuels
refuge
refuge island
refuged
refugee (current term)
refugee camp
refugeehood
refugeeism
refugeeisms
refugees
refuges
refugia
refuging
refugium
refujew
refujews
refulgence
refulgences
refulgency

Literary usage of Refugee

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"The legal basis of the refugee admissions program is the refugee Act of 1980, ... The act adopted the definition of "refugee" contained in the 1951 United ..."

2. Prohibited Persons: Abuse of Undocumented Migrants, Asylum-Seekers, and by Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1998)
"Provided applicants are able to show they are from what is referred to by the Department of Home Affairs as a "refugee generating country," their ..."

3. Hidden in Plain View: Refugees Living Without Protection in Nairobi and Kampala by Alison Parker, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (2002)
"Uganda's major piece of domestic legislation is the Control of Alien refugees Act (CARA), which was enacted in 1960 before Uganda acceded to the refugee ..."

4. The U. N. Role in the Persian Gulf and Iraqi Compliance with U. N. Resolutions by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"refugee STATUS OF KURDS WHO PROVIDED ASSISTANCE TO THE ALLIED RELIEF EFFORT AND ... They are due to be interviewed by UNHCR to determine refugee status and ..."

5. Human Rights Violations in the United States: A Report on U.S. Compliance by Steven R. Shapiro (1993)
"The United States became a party to the refugee Convention in 1968, when it signed the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of refugees, which incorporates ..."

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