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, also referred to as sacking, ransacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging, is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as...
- Washington, D.C.In office 1802–1812Preceded byoffice createdSucceeded byDaniel Rapine Personal detailsBorn1764 Woodstock, Stafford County, VirginiaDiedSeptember...
- 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...
- preventing of Theft and Rapine upon the Northern Borders of England." "An Act to continue a former Act for preventing of Thefte and Rapine upon the Northerne...
- 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...
- responsibility, the indictment held him "guilty of all the treasons, murders, rapines, burnings, spoils, desolations, damages and mischiefs to this nation, acted...
- Edmund and Fremund portrays Loðbrók as a virtuous pagan, who disdained the rapine of his sons and admired the generosity and nobility of Edmund. A similar...
- against the Asquith government's Home Rule bill, he wrote: "Rebellion, rapine, hate, Oppression, wrong and greed, Are loosed to rule our fate, By England's...
- 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...
- homicidia et rapinas pro cupiditate terrena ("make battle and murder and rapine because of worldly cupidity"). Theodore Silverstein (1936), "Inferno, XII...
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