Rapine meaning

răpĭn
Forcible seizure of another's property; plunder.
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The act of seizing and carrying off by force others' property; plunder; pillage.
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The seizure of someone's property by force; pillage, plunder.

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Origin of rapine

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin rapīna from rapere to seize rep- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English and Old French, from Latin rapÄ«na, from rapiō.

    From Wiktionary