Definitions for: Rapine

[n] the act of despoiling a country in warfare

Webster (1913) Definition: Rap"ine, n. [F. rapine; cf. Pr. & It. rapina; all fr.
L. rapina, fr. rapere to seize and carry off by force. See
Rapid, and cf. Raven rapine.]
1. The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of
things by force; spoliation; pillage; plunder.

Men who were impelled to war quite as much by the
desire of rapine as by the desire of glory.

2. Ravishment; rape. [Obs.] --Shak.

Rap"ine, v. t.
To plunder. --Sir G. Buck.

Synonyms: rape

See Also: pillage, pillaging, plundering

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