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Meaning of RAPINE

Pronunciation:  'rapin

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the act of despoiling a country in warfare

RAPINE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: rape
 See Also: pillage, pillaging, plundering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Rap"ine\, v. t.
    To plunder. --Sir G. Buck.