Elopement Law and Legal Definition
Elopement is the act of running away with a lover to get married in a secret manner. In. the U.S., to evade rules of marriage in one state, people eloped to another state where the rules of marriage are not very risky.
Elopement also means the act of a wife voluntarily deserting her husband to live with another person. This means to run away from ones husband with a lover.
Elopement can also mean to abscond from one place or to escape.