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the act of running away with a lover (usually to get married)
The act of eloping
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Departure from just restraint; rejection of lawful power.
Etymology: from elope.
An elopement is the voluntary departure of a wife from her husband to live with an adulterer, and with whom she lives in breach of the matrimonial vow. John Ayliffe, Parergon.
The negligent husband, trusting to the efficacy of this principle, was undone by his wife’s elopement from him. Arbuthnot.
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
To elope, most literally, merely means to run away and to not come back to the point of origination. More specifically, elopement is often used to refer to a marriage conducted in sudden and secretive fashion, usually involving hurried flight away from one's place of residence together with one's beloved with the intention of getting married. Today the term "elopement" is colloquially used for any marriage performed in haste or in private or without a public period of engagement. Some couples elope because they dislike or cannot afford an expensive wedding ceremony, or wish to avoid objections from parents, or being baptised.
The numerical value of elopement in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of elopement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of elopement in a Sentence
Taylor Porter and Christopher Wilson went from that to an elopement with just five people attending.
If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.
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