: to seize and take away by force; to plunder; to have carnal knowledge of a woman without the legal consent of her father, husband, or herself; seizing by force; sexual intercourse with the daughter or wife (conventionally not the son or husband) of someone else without her or his consent [from Latin, rapere
to seize]; (in contemporary usage) to be coercive sexually after a female partner has said no. Rape is not synonymous with raptophilia
, the paraphilic syndrome. Rape, as in the pillage and rape of a victorious army is not the same as biastophilia
,and is not a paraphilia;an act of rapism.
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