Asylum may refer:

* Psychiatric hospital, once known as an insane asylum or mental asylum, is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness
* Destitute Asylum, an institution built in the 1850s in Adelaide, Australia for isolating cases of extreme poverty
* Orphan asylum, an institution dedicated to caring for orphans
* Right of asylum, also known as Political asylum
* Asylum seeker, also known as Refugee

In music:
* "Asylum 45", a concept album by the Dutch band Non-Divine
* Asylum Records, an American record label geared primarily in hip-hop music
* "Asylum" (album), by the American hard rock band Kiss
* Asylum (band) A Croatian Industrial metal band
* "Asylum" (Legendary Pink Dots album)
* Soul Asylum, a band formed in 1983, best known for their single "Runaway Train"
* Asylum (song), a single by The Orb from their 1997 album "Oblivion"
* Asylum #9 (song), a track by W.A.S.P from their 2004 album ""
* The Asylum Tour of Emilie Autumn
* "Asylum" is a song written by Alanis Morissette during the Flavors of Entanglement sessions.

In entertainment:
* The Asylum, a film studio

In fiction:
* "Asylum" (film) of the Patrick McGrath novel, made in 2005
* "Asylum (television)", 1996 UK comedy series
* "Asylum" (comic), a comic series
* "Asylum" (1972 film), a 1972 horror film with Peter Cushing
* Asylum (2008 film), a 2008 horror film from director David R. Ellis.
* "Asylum" (Doctor Who), a "Doctor Who" novel
* "Asylum" (Supernatural), an Episode of TV series starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles

In non-fiction:
* "Asylums", a nonfiction book by Erving Goffman.

In gaming
* "Asylum" (1991 video game), an overhead shoot 'em up arcade game released by Leland in 1991
* "Asylum" (1986 video game), released for the Commodore 64 in 1986 In radio
* "The Asylum" (radio show), aired in the 1980s on WMBR

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  • asylum — asy·lum /ə sī ləm/ n: protection from arrest and extradition given esp. to political refugees by a nation or by an embassy or other agency that has diplomatic immunity Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. asylum …   Law dictionary

  • ASYLUM — templum a Romulo aedificatum. Graece Α῎συλον, habet affinitatem cum Ebraeo Gap desc: Hebrew quod est nemus. Et silvas interdum fuisse Asylum, vel fidem fecerit hoc Maronis Virg. Aen. l. 8. v. 342. Hinc lucum ingentem, quem Romulus acer Asylum… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Asylum — A*sy lum, n.; pl. E. {Asylums}, L. {Asyla}. [L. asylum, Gr. ?, fr. ? exempt from spoliation, inviolable; a priv. + ? right of seizure.] 1. A sanctuary or place of refuge and protection, where criminals and debtors found shelter, and from which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Asylum — ist der Titel: eines britischen Horrorfilms von 1972, siehe Asylum (1972) eines US amerikanischen Dokumentarfilms von 2003, siehe Asylum (Kurzfilm) eines Computerspiels von 1981, siehe Asylum (Computerspiel) eines Films von David Mackenzie von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • asylum — 1. The word is no longer used, except with historical reference, of a psychiatric hospital, which is now typically called clinic, psychiatric unit, or simply hospital or by its name. The principal use of asylum now is to denote the status (in… …   Modern English usage

  • asylum — early 15c., earlier asile (late 14c.), from L. asylum sanctuary, from Gk. asylon refuge, noun use of neut. of asylos inviolable, safe from violence, especially of persons seeking protection, from a without + syle right of seizure. So literally an …   Etymology dictionary

  • asylum — [n1] refuge cover, den, harbor, haven, hideaway, hideout, hole, ivory tower*, port, preserve, refuge, retreat, safe house, safety, sanctuary, security, shelter; concepts 435,515 asylum [n2] psychiatric hospital institution, loony bin*, madhouse* …   New thesaurus

  • Asylum —    Drame fantastique de Roy Ward Baker, avec Patrick Magee, Peter Cushing, Charlotte Rampling.   Pays: Grande Bretagne   Date de sortie: 1972   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 1 h 28    Résumé    Dans un hôpital psychiatrique, un médecin doit… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

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