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elopement

[ih-lohp-muh nt] /ɪˈloʊp mənt/
noun
1.
an act or instance of running off secretly, as to be married.
2.
an act or instance of leaving a safe area or safe premises, done by a person with a mental disorder or cognitive impairment:
Parents of autistic children need strategies to cope with elopement.
See also wandering (def 6).
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Word Origin and History for elopement
n.

1540s, from elope + -ment. (The word was in Anglo-French in 14c.).

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