What does rapine mean?

Definitions for rapine
ˈræp ɪn, -aɪnrap·ine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rape, rapinenoun

    the act of despoiling a country in warfare


  1. rapinenoun

    The seizure of one's property by force; plunder.

  2. Etymology: From and, from rapina, from rapio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rapinenoun

    Etymology: rapina, Lat. rapine, Fr.

    If the poverty of Scotland might, yet the plenty of England cannot, excuse the envy and rapine of the church’s rights. Charles I .

    The logick of a conquering sword may silence, but convince it cannot; its efficacy rather breeds aversion and abhorrence of that religion, whose first address is in blood and rapine. Decay of Piety.

    Her least action overaw’d
    His malice, and with rapine sweet bereav’d
    His fierceness of its fierce intent. John Milton.


  1. rapine

    Looting is the act of stealing, or the taking of goods by force, typically in the midst of a military, political, or other social crisis, such as war, natural disasters (where law and civil enforcement are temporarily ineffective), or rioting. The proceeds of all these activities can be described as booty, loot, plunder, spoils, or pillage.During modern-day armed conflicts, looting is prohibited by international law, and constitutes a war crime.


  1. rapine

    Rapine refers to the violent seizure of someone's property; the act of robbing, looting, or plundering. It is often associated with warfare, where the property and resources of the defeated side are forcefully taken by the victors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rapinenoun

    the act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of things by force; spoliation; pillage; plunder

  2. Rapinenoun

    ravishment; rape

  3. Rapineverb

    to plunder

  4. Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rapine

    rap′in, n. act of seizing and carrying away forcibly: plunder: violence. [Fr.,—L. rapinarapĕre, to seize.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rapine

    The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of things by force; spoliation; pillage; plunder. Violence; force; also, to plunder.

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  1. Napier

  2. parine

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rapine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rapine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rapine in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason:

    What is it the Bible teaches us? - rapine, cruelty, and murder. What is it the Testament teaches us? - to believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married, and the belief of this debauchery is called faith.

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