asylum state

Definition of "asylum state"
  1. A jurisdiction that currently has custody of a person who ran away from another jurisdiction to avoid facing the law while waiting for the legal process of extradition
How to use "asylum state" in a sentence
  1. The alleged criminal fled to an asylum state where he was eventually extradited back to his home state to face charges.
  2. After committing the crime, she found temporary safety in an asylum state before being sent back for trial.
  3. Concerned about facing charges, he took refuge in an asylum state, but authorities were quick to begin the extradition process.

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