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- n. The act of eloping
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of running away with a lover (usually to get married)
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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.