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  1. statutory rape        
1. rape \'ra-p\ n [ME, fr. L rapa, rapum turnip, rape; akin to OHG ra-ba 
   tur]nip, rape : a European herb (Brassica napus) of the mustard family 
   grown as a  forage crop for sheep and hogs and for its seeds which yield 
   rape oil and are a bird food
2. rape \'ra--p*st\ vt [ME rapen, fr. L rapere] archaic  1: to seize and 
   take away by force  2: to commit rape on  - rap.er n
3. rape n 1: an act or instance of robbing or despoiling or carrying away a 
   person by  force 2a: the unlawful carnal knowledge of a woman by a man 
   without her consent a nd chiefly by force or deception 2b: unlawful carnal 
   knowledge other than of a woman by a man  3: an outrageous violation 
4. rape n [F ra^pe grape stalk] : grape pomace