Middle English from Old French from Latin rapīnafromrapereto seizerep- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English and Old French, from LatinrapÄ«na, from rapiÅ.
Rapine Sentence Examples
are still remembered in the Rhine district, where the devastations of his generals were of the most appalling description; and scarcely a village or town but has a tale to tell of the murder and rapine of this period.
All Northmen were not bent on rapine and plunder; mary were peaceful merchants.
So a black whirl and torment of rapine, violence and fraud was encircling the Western world, as a life went out which, notwithstanding some eccentricities and some aberrations, had made great tides in human destiny very luminous.
As the armies were far below the strength required by the policy of unbounded conquest and rapine, the first permanent law of conscription was passed in the summer of 1798.
The Egyptian soldiery had behaved throughout with the utmost barbarity, and their passage up the Nile was marked by rapine, murder, mutilation and fire.