- 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.
mutiny definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; 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
mutiny definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. mu·ti·nies
Origin: Obsolete mutine, from Old French mutin, rebellious, from muete, revolt, from Vulgar Latin *movita, from Latin movēre, to move; see move.