Elopement  

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To elope, most literally, merely means to run away. 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.

  1. Of a married person: To run away from home with a paramour.
  2. Of a young person: To run away from home with a lover for the purpose of getting married.

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