rapine

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

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Recent Examples on the Web If his decades-long track record is any indication, Sanders would be inclined to make excuses for our adversaries and look on the bright side of their repression and rapine. Rich Lowry, National Review, 25 Feb. 2020 There is no question about the general philosophy that underlay this great act of public pillage and economic rapine. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 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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“Rapine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapine. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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