What is RAPINE?

In criminal law. Plunder; pillage; robbery. In the civil law, rapina is defined as the forcible and violent taking of another man’s movable property with the criminal intent to appropriate it to the robber’s own use. A praetorian action lay for this offense, in which quadruple damages were recoverable. Gaius, lib. 3,

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