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.

 

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Rap"ine, v. t.

To plunder.

Sir G. Buck.

 

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