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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 meeting followed the rising incidents of elopements and rape in the area.
Incidences of elopement have resulted in costly liability claims.
There are several cases of elopement, so as to put a stop to such cases.
Over 292 cases of elopement have been recorded across the country since the start of the Afghan year that began March 23.
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.
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 court concluded that given the number of elopements over the course of a few months, the vulnerable state of the residents, and the dangers of the outside world to residents in such a state, there was sufficient evidence to establish that sooner or later the elopements would likely cause serious injury and a "widespread potential for more than minimal harm" is sufficient to sustain the imposition of such a penalty.
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.