The violent seizure of someone’s property.
More example sentences
- Plunder and rapine made her rich, and her oppression of millions made her great.
- Plunder and rapine were a way of life and no man trusted his brother.
- Three weeks of rapine, slaughter and plunder were sufficient to anger the king and the emperor, who entered into negotiations with each other.
late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin rapina, from rapere 'seize'.
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