elopement

[ ih-lohp-muhnt ]
/ ɪˈloʊp mənt /

noun

an act or instance of running off secretly, as to be married.
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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