Rap"ine (răp"&ibreve;n), n. [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.
2. Ravishment; rape. [Obs.]
Rap"ine, v. t. To plunder.
Sir G. Buck.