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Rapine vs Freebooting - What's the difference?

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Rapine is a related term of freebooting.

As verbs the difference between rapine and freebooting

is that rapine is while freebooting is .

As a noun freebooting is

piracy or plundering.

As an adjective freebooting is

engaged in piracy or plunder.




  • The seizure of someone's property by force; pillage, plunder.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:men who were impelled to war quite as much by the desire of rapine as by the desire of glory
  • *
  • *:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine ; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
  • *1951 , (Isaac Asimov), (1974 (Panther Books) Ltd publication), Part V: “The Merchant Princes”,
  • *:“You could join Wiscard’s remnants in the Red Stars. I don’t know, though, if you’d call that fighting or piracy. Or you could join our present gracious viceroy?—?gracious by right of murder, pillage, rapine , and the word of a boy Emperor, since rightfully assassinated.”
  • :(Shakespeare)
  • References

    * The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language , Fourth Edition (2000).


  • To plunder.
  • * , Hist. Richard III :
  • A Tyrant doth not only rapine his Subjects, but spoils and robs Churches.


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  • Piracy or plundering
  • * {{quote-book, year=1853, author=James Richardson, title=Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=The Haghar are well known, even in Europe, for their freebooting propensities. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1900, author=Josephine Elizabeth Butler, title=Native Races and the War, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Why do you now refuse to protect your own highway into the Interior,
  • * {{quote-book, year=1921, author=Howard Pyle, title=Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=In a short time freebooting assumed all of the routine of a regular business. }}
  • The unauthorized rehosting of online media
  • Adjective

  • Engaged in piracy or plunder
  • * {{quote-book, year=1843, author=Ralph Waldo Emerson, title=The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=In one respect, as I hinted above, it is only too good, so sure of success, I mean, that you are no longer secure of any respect to your property in our freebooting America. }}