Definition of Elopement

1. Noun. The act of running away with a lover (usually to get married).

Generic synonyms: Running Away
Derivative terms: Elope



Definition of Elopement

1. 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.

Definition of Elopement

1. Noun. The act of eloping ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elopement

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Elopement

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elopement

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Literary usage of Elopement

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1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"elopement. To constitute an "elopement" which will forfeit a wife's right of dower, she must not only leave the husband, but go beyond his actual control. ..."

2. Wigwam and War-path by Alfred Benjamin Meacham (1875)
"KLAMATH COURT — elopement EXTRAORDINARY* THE Reservation furnishes abundance of real romance, mixed with tragedy, sufficient to make up a volume. ..."

3. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens (1908)
"IN WHICH AN INNOCENT elopement OCCURS. THE minion of fortune and the worm of the hour, or in less cutting language, Nicodemus Boffin, Esquire, ..."

4. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1822)
"elopement. So, the tenant may plead an elopement by the wife during coverture. Co. Lit. 32. 1 Bro. Ent. 20*. Dy. 107. a. ..."

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