Definitions for mutinyˈmyut n i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mu•ti•nyˈmyut n i(n.)(pl.)-nies

  1. (n.)rebellion against constituted authority, esp. by sailors or soldiers against their officers.

  2. (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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mutiny(verb)

    open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)

  2. mutiny(verb)

    engage in a mutiny against an authority

Wiktionary

  1. mutiny(Noun)

    organized rebellion against a legally constituted authority; especially by seamen against their officers

  2. mutiny(Verb)

    To commit mutiny.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mutiny(noun)

    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

  2. Mutiny(noun)

    violent commotion; tumult; strife

  3. Mutiny(verb)

    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

  4. Mutiny(verb)

    to fall into strife; to quarrel

Freebase

  1. Mutiny

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mutiny(noun)

(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.

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