the act of seizing and carrying off by force others' property; plunder; pillage
Origin of rapineOld French ; from Classical Latin rapina ; from rapere, to snatch, seize: see rape
Forcible seizure of another's property; plunder.
Origin of rapineMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin rapīna, from rapere, to seize; see rep- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present rapines, present participle rapining, simple past and past participle rapined)
- To plunder.
From Middle English and Old French, from Latin rapÄ«na, from rapiÅ.