Definition of Mutiny

1. Noun. Open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers).

Generic synonyms: Insurrection, Rebellion, Revolt, Rising, Uprising
Derivative terms: Mutineer, Mutinous



2. Verb. Engage in a mutiny against an authority.
Generic synonyms: Arise, Rebel, Rise, Rise Up
Derivative terms: Mutineer

Definition of Mutiny

1. n. 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. v. i. 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.

Definition of Mutiny

1. Noun. organized rebellion against a legally constituted authority; especially by seamen against their officers ¹

2. Verb. To commit mutiny. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mutiny

1. to revolt against constituted authority [v -NIED, -NYING, -NIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mutiny

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Literary usage of Mutiny

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"He wrote 'The mutiny of the Bengal Army,' which was published anonymously ... History of the Indian mutiny ' (in continuation of vols. i. and ii. of Kaye's ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"To meet the difficulty, a mutiny Bill was immediately introduced. The Bill placed Government in the awkward position of either having to admit the ..."

3. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Joseph Haydn, Benjamin Vincent (1889)
"The mutiny throughout the fleet at Portsmouth for an advance of wages, April, 1/97. It subsided on a promise from the Admiralty, which not being quickly ..."

4. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"But this mutiny had brought us to an anchor for that night, the wind alfo falling calm ; next morning we found, that our two men who had been laid in irons, ..."

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