Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A running away; an escape; private or unlicensed departure from the place or station to which one is bound by duty or law: specifically applied to the running away of a woman, married or unmarried, with a lover.
- n. The act of eloping
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of eloping; secret departure; -- said of a woman and a man, one or both, who run away from their homes for marriage or for cohabitation.
- n. the act of running away with a lover (usually to get married)
“Kalash tribeswomen also have much more social freedom than many of their Pakistani counterparts; for instance, marriage-by-elopement is a custom and a celebration, even involving women who are already married.”
“Note 12: The elopement is self-explanatory, but the other methods require clarification.”
“To picture Whiskers-on-the-moon as the hero of an elopement is beyond my power.”
“Occasionally, people will leave and not return - professionals call it "elopement" - and that can pose added dangers.”
“At least I had the courage to admit the elopement was a mistake.”
“The day that the elopement was the talk of the town, Colonel”
“Yes, if it once went too far the elopement was a certainty.”
“Besides the three ways already mentioned of securing a wife -- elopement, which is rare; capture, which is rarer still, and”
“From Father Garbennetti, the new cure of San Vito, I learned the truth of that miscalled elopement of the late Duchess of Hereward.”
“Health-care officials call it "elopement against medical advice" and a common occurrence at psychiatric facilities around the world.”
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