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rapine

[ rap-in, -ahyn ]
/ ˈræp ɪn, -aɪn /
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noun

the violent seizure and carrying off of another's property; plunder.

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Origin of rapine

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin rapīna robbery, pillage. See rape1, -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for rapine

rapine
/ (ˈræpaɪn) /

noun

the seizure of property by force; pillage
C15: from Latin rapīna plundering, from rapere to snatch
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