rapine definition by Webster's New World
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the act of seizing and carrying off by force others' property; plunder; pillage
Origin: Old French ; from Classical Latin rapina ; from rapere, to snatch, seize: see rape
rapine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Forcible seizure of another's property; plunder.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rapīna, from rapere, to seize; see rep- in Indo-European roots.