- the violent seizure and carrying off of another's property; plunder.
Origin of rapine
Examples from the Web for rapine
Historical Examples of rapine
What a setting of blood and lust and flame and rapine for such a hero!Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
He was the worthy son of a family of scoundrels, and lived by theft and rapine.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
The city is now a very hell of drunkenness, rapine, fire, and smoke.Nicanor - Teller of Tales
C. Bryson Taylor
You've a thousand years of quarrels, of fighting and rapine behind you.Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo
E. Phillips Oppenheim
Little did she suspect that they were beacon-fires calling to deeds of blood and rapine.Manasseh
- the seizure of property by force; pillage
Word Origin for rapine
early 15c., "plunder," from Middle French rapine (12c.), from Latin rapina "act of robbery, plundering, pillage," from rapere "seize, carry off, rob" (see rapid).