rapine

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See also: rapiñe and rapiñé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English rapyne, from Old French rapine, from Latin rapīna, from rapiō. Compare ravine.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹæpaɪn/
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Noun[edit]

rapine (countable and uncountable, plural rapines)

  1. The seizure of someone's property by force; pillage, plunder.

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References[edit]

  • The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition (2000).

Verb[edit]

rapine (third-person singular simple present rapines, present participle rapining, simple past and past participle rapined)

  1. (transitive) To plunder.
    • 1619, George Buck, History of Richard III:
      A Tyrant doth not only rapine his Subjects, but spoils and robs Churches.

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rapine f

  1. plural of rapina

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