Mutiny definition

myo͝otn-ē
Revolt against and, often, forcible resistance to constituted authority; esp., rebellion of soldiers or sailors against their officers.
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To participate in a mutiny; revolt against constituted authority.
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To engage in mutiny.
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Open rebellion against constituted authority, especially rebellion of sailors against superior officers.
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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.

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Organized rebellion against a legally constituted authority; especially by seamen against their officers.
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To commit mutiny.

The crew of the Bounty mutinied because of the harsh discipline of Captain Bligh.

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Violent commotion; tumult; strife.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mutiny
Plural:
mutinies

Origin of mutiny

  • Obsolete mutine from Old French mutin rebellious from muete revolt from Vulgar Latin movita from Latin movēre to move move

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition