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elope

[ilōp′]
Etymology: ME, gantlopp, to run away
Usage notes: (informal)
to leave a locked or secured psychiatric institution without notice or permission.

elope

1. To run away secretly with a lover, esp. to marry.
2. To leave a hospital, esp. a psychiatric hospital, without permission.
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The National Institute for Elopement Prevention and Resolution offers The Elopement Issues Workbook: Volume I, Long Term Care, Assisted Living & Group Homes.
This has to be the most gripping elopement drama in the history of Indian cinema with a very strong message on that overrated emotion called love.
A member of the Anjuman Muslim Panchayat that issued the diktat, however, on his part justified the decision and explained the frequent incidents of elopements and similar cases as cause for the imposition of the ban.
GREAT STORY Wilson Hepple''s painting of the elopement of Bessie Surtees and John Scott from Newcastle Quayside in 1772 HISTORY Craftsman John Apps has been commissioned by English Heritage to fashion a table, benches and armchair in the style of the 17th Century
The ongoing survey, published April 20 and created by the Interactive Autism Network and other autism awareness and research groups, defines elopement as "the tendency to try to leave safe spaces or a responsible person's care at age 4 years or older, beyond the toddler years when it is considered normal for a child to bolt from caregivers on a beach or in a store, or to leave the front yard and enter the street.
A new post-admission protocol for evaluating patient history, closely monitoring patient behavior, and staff assessment of patients most "at risk" for elopement.
Between the time of elopement and the time a youth returns or is apprehended, their safety is in jeopardy.
But some now prefer a less formal kind of marriage, which is essentially elopement, because they do not have the economic means to face a prospective father-in-law.
She is literally a camp follower(10)--one whose sexuality is so ubiquitous and insistent that it cannot be contained even by her lover-turned-husband: After her elopement with Wickham and enforced marriage, we are told that "Lydia was Lydia still, untamed, unabashed, wild, noisy, and fearless" (321).
The seven-year-old hasn't been seen out since December, when he ran over hurdles at Musselburgh, and his last run on the Flat was when beaten a neck by Elopement at Hamilton three months before that, after he had missed the break.
In both, the story of Helen's elopement with Paris and of the war it engendered is a story of passion.
Shelley's atheism and republicanism combined with his elopement and move to Italy make him very attractive to today's intelligentsia, a man whose search for 'truth' knocks down established signposts, cheats tradesmen, preaches equality and dines off silver.