Monday, September 10, 2012

Rapine

Rapine [ RAP-in, -ahyn ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 the act of forcefully taking away someone else's property; pillage
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The rapine of Hindustan by Nadir Shah has been well documented.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 But Japan’s relations with its nearest neighbours are still bedevilled by problems of acknowledging its rapine wartime past.