Definitions for mutinyˈmyut n i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mu•ti•nyˈmyut n i(n.)(pl.)-nies
(n.)rebellion against constituted authority, esp. by sailors or soldiers against their officers.
(v.i.)to commit mutiny.
Origin of mutiny:
1560–70; obs. mutine to mutiny (< MF mutiner, der. of mutin mutiny; 蠐 L movēre to move + -y3
open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)
engage in a mutiny against an authority
organized rebellion against a legally constituted authority; especially by seamen against their officers
To commit mutiny.
The crew of the Bounty mutinied because of the harsh discipline of Captain Bligh.
insurrection against constituted authority, particularly military or naval authority; concerted revolt against the rules of discipline or the lawful commands of a superior officer; hence, generally, forcible resistance to rightful authority; insubordination
violent commotion; tumult; strife
to rise against, or refuse to obey, lawful authority in military or naval service; to excite, or to be guilty of, mutiny or mutinous conduct; to revolt against one's superior officer, or any rightful authority
to fall into strife; to quarrel
Mutiny is a conspiracy among members of a group of similarly situated individuals to openly oppose, change or overthrow an authority to which they are subject. The term is commonly used for a rebellion among members of the military against their superior officer, but can also occasionally refer to any type of rebellion against an authority figure. During the Age of Discovery, mutiny particularly meant open rebellion against a ship's captain. This occurred, for example, during Magellan's famous journeys around the world, resulting in the killing of one mutineer, the execution of another and the marooning of others, and on Henry Hudson's Discovery, resulting in Hudson and others being set adrift in a boat.
Translations for mutiny
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a) refusal to obey one's senior officers in the navy or other armed services
There has been a mutiny on HMS Tigress; The sailors were found guilty of mutiny.
- تَمَرُّد، عِصْيانArabic
- motimPortuguese (BR)
- die MeutereiGerman
- uppreisn (á skipi)Icelandic
- 반항, 항명Korean
- dumpis; nemieriLatvian
- یاغی باغیPashto
- 兵變Chinese (Trad.)
- заколот; повстанняUkrainian
- غدر، بغاوتUrdu
- cuộc binh biếnVietnamese
- 兵变Chinese (Simp.)
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