Definition of Rapine. Meaning of Rapine. Synonyms of Rapine

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Definition of Rapine

Rapine
Rapine 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. --Macaulay. 2. Ravishment; rape. [Obs.] --Shak.
Rapine
Rapine Rap"ine, v. t. To plunder. --Sir G. Buck.

Meaning of Rapine from wikipedia

- Looting is the act of stealing, or the taking of goods by force, in the midst of a military, political, or other social crisis, such as war, natural disasters...
- Daniel Rapine (June 11, 1768 – July 28 or July 29, 1826) was the second mayor of Washington, D.C., elected by the city council in June 1812 and serving...
- theft and rapine upon the northern borders of England" "An act for the continuance of three former acts for preventing of theft and rapine upon the northern...
- responsibility, the indictment held him "guilty of all the treasons, murders, rapines, burnings, spoils, desolations, damages and mischiefs to this nation, acted...
- wild pillaging soldiery was her work. Goethe noted in his diary: "Fires, rapine, a frightful night... Preservation of the house through steadfastness and...
- "hard blow" against the Asquith government's Home Rule bill: "Rebellion, rapine, hate, Oppression, wrong and greed, Are loosed to rule our fate, By England's...
- lamentable havoc in the church of God in Holy-island (Lindisfarne), by rapine and slaughter. Starkey, Monarchy, p. 51 Starkey, Monarchy p. 65 ****er, Alfred...
- than a people who, having nothing to lose, fight in the united spirit of rapine and of religion. In a 1745 letter recommending the play to Pope Benedict...
- proposal for the butchery of women and children, for scenes of lust and rapine, and of arson and murder, which would invoke the interference of civilized...
- lamentable havoc in the church of God in Holy-island (Lindisfarne), by rapine and slaughter. — Anglo Saxon Chronicle. In 794, according to the Annals...
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