Definition and Meanings for rapine

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Rapine is ranked 34,540 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of rapine

noun, transitive verb

Etymology of rapine

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

Meaning of rapine


as noun

  • the act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of things by force; spoliation; pillage; plunder.
  • ravishment; rape.

as transitive verb

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