[rap-in, -ahyn]
the violent seizure and carrying off of another's property; plunder.

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin rapīna robbery, pillage. See rape1, -ine2

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rapine (ˈræpaɪn)
the seizure of property by force; pillage
[C15: from Latin rapīna plundering, from rapere to snatch]

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Word Origin & History

c.1412, from M.Fr. rapine (12c.), from L. rapina "robbery, plunder," from rapere "seize, carry off, rob" (see rapid).
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It will never answer to allow our free borders to be made the scene of bloodshed and rapine.
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