The act of a wife who voluntarily deserts her husband to go away and cohabit with another man.

“[T]o constitute an elopement, the wife must not only leave the husband, but go beyond his actual control. For if she abandon the husband, and goes and lives in adultery, in a house belonging to him, it is said not to be an elopement.”  Cogswell v. Tibbetts, 3 N.H. 41 (1824)

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