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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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Bihar, of late, has recorded alarming spurt in incidents of elopements and rapes.
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.
The excavation of the hidden arms and ammunition was still in progress; he said and hinted at the investigation into the seizure carried out under the supervision of DIG investigation Hamid Shakeel would lead the police to elopements opposed to peace.
Human rights authorities say elopements have long been common in society, but the trend is on the rise among women and girls in recent years.
And, although the program benefitted from the latest safety, surveillance, and security technology, total elopements averaged 15 percent in 2009 and spiked to 23 percent in early 2010.
the existence of or sufficiency of an elopement prevention policy, especially if there is evidence indicating that there had been previous elopements (whether or not they resulted in harm);
Now, the 55-year-old said, a mobile phone service that seems to be the only thing working in the failed Horn of Africa state is helping drive a rise in elopements, pregnancies out of marriage and a steady erosion of Somalia's conservative values.
Elopements in "at-risk" cases can be extremely costly claims, since the families of such resident often hold facilities accountable for knowing the propensities and characteristics of their residents.
Seventy percent of these lawsuits involve the death of a resident, and in 80% of cases the resident experienced prior incidences of elopement or attempted elopements.
The audience don't get a chance to draw breath as the unforgettable Mrs Malaprop, mistaken identities, elopements and duels all conspire to create chaos, confusion and comedy.
com six years ago to organise weddings and the three of them have recently bought a church in the Borders town famous for elopements.
GAY teenagers could soon be flocking to Scotland to "marry" in Gretna-style elopements.