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ELOPEMENT Definition & Legal Meaning

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The act of a wife who voluntarily deserts her husband to cohabit withanother man. 2 Bl. Comm. 130. To constitute an elopement, the wife must not onlyleave the husband, but go beyond his actual control; for if she abandons the husband,and goes and lives in adultery in a house belonging to him, it is said not to be anelopement. Cogswell v. Tibbetts, 3 N. H. 42.


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