Gretna Green marriage


Gretna Green marriage
Brit. Informal.
marriage without parental consent; elopement.
[1860-65]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Gretna Green —    The reputation of this Scottish village as a place where runaway English couples could marry dates from 1754, when clandestine marriages were forbidden throughout England, only those where banns had been published or a special licence obtained …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Gretna Green — n. small town in south Scotland; site of an infamous blacksmith shop where young English couples came to elope when parents and guardians refused consent to the marriage (Gretna Green1756 1854); site where couples come to elope …   English contemporary dictionary


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