rapine

noun
rap·​ine | \ ˈra-pən How to pronounce rapine (audio) , -ˌpīn\

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There is no question about the general philosophy that underlay this great act of public pillage and economic rapine. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "And The Banks Get Off Easy," 13 Mar. 2013

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First Known Use of rapine

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rapine

Middle English rapyne, from Anglo-French rapine, from Latin rapina, from rapere to seize, rob

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