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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of despoiling a country in warfare;
[syn: rape, rapine]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rapine \Rap"ine\ (r[a^]p"[i^]n), 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. [1913 Webster] Men who were impelled to war quite as much by the desire of rapine as by the desire of glory. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Ravishment; rape. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rapine \Rap"ine\, v. t. To plunder. --Sir G. Buck. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rapine n 1: the act of despoiling a country in warfare [syn: rape, rapine]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

RAPINE, crim. law. This is almost indistinguishable from robbery. (q.v.) It is the felonious taking of another man's personal property, openly and by violence, against his will. The civilians define rapine to be the taking with violence, the movable property of another, with the fraudulent intent to appropriate it to one's own USC. Lec. El. Dr. Rom. Sec. 1071.