- The definition of a mutiny is a revolt against authority.
An example of mutiny is the French Revolution where the French people revolted against the monarchy.
Origin of mutiny; from earlier mutine, to rebel ; from French mutiner ; from Old French mutin, mutinous ; from meute, a revolt ; from Late Latin an unverified form movita, movement, ultimately ; from Classical Latin movere, move
intransitive verbmu·ti·nied, mu·ti·ny·ing, mu·ti·nies
Origin of mutinyObsolete mutine, from Old French mutin, rebellious, from muete, revolt, from Vulgar Latin *movita, from Latin movēre, to move; see move.
(third-person singular simple present mutinies, present participle mutinying, simple past and past participle mutinied)
- To commit mutiny.
- The crew of the Bounty mutinied because of the harsh discipline of Captain Bligh.