rapine

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rapine \Rap"ine\, verb (used with an object) To plunder. --Sir G. Buck.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rapine \Rap"ine\ (r[a^]p"[i^]n), noun [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.]

1. The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of things by force; spoliation; pillage; plunder.

Men who were impelled to war quite as much by the desire of rapine as by the desire of glory. --Macaulay.

2. Ravishment; rape. [Obs.] --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rapine

noun

1: the act of despoiling a country in warfare [syn: {rape}, {rapine}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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