An elopement is a wedding that is not legally binding. This means that the couple is not married in the eyes of the law, and they are not protected by any laws that might protect them from being divorced.

  • They eloped because they didn't want to get married in the traditional way.

  • She eloped with her boyfriend because she was afraid of being married.

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Example Sentences for elopement

  • 1

    He tells her about the fiasco at the meeting, and the two prepare to elope.

  • 2

    At the end of the play, they elope together.

  • 3

    Finally they decide to elope together.

  • 4

    It's the term elope that 'paints a picture'.

  • 5

    It sounds like a classic elopement.

  • 6

    Because of this, the lovers decided to elope.

  • 7

    The elopement caused a family schism.

  • 8

    The wedding was actually an elopement in Italy.

  • 9

    At the end of the film, Anastasia and Dimitri elope.

  • 10

    Eventually the couple elope and get married.