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mutiny

[myoot-n-ee]
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noun, plural mu·ti·nies.
  1. revolt or rebellion against constituted authority, especially by sailors against their officers.
  2. rebellion against any authority.
verb (used without object), mu·ti·nied, mu·ti·ny·ing.
  1. to commit the offense of mutiny; revolt against authority.

Origin of mutiny

1560–70; obsolete mutine to mutiny (< Middle French mutiner, derivative of mutin mutiny; see mutineer) + -y3
Related formspre·mu·ti·ny, noun, plural pre·mu·ti·nies; verb (used with object), pre·mu·ti·nied, pre·mu·ti·ny·ing.

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2. uprising, overthrow, coup, takeover.
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Examples from the Web for mutinied

Historical Examples

  • They had grumbled at their chief and mutinied against him and helped to depose him.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • The crew might have mutinied, and left her in the life-tubes.

    Salvage in Space

    John Stewart Williamson

  • They were found to be two of the emigrants and one of the seamen who had mutinied.

  • They've mutinied, no less, and apparently they have got Perkins.

  • Paul Diack had engaged in plots, and had mutinied three times.


British Dictionary definitions for mutinied

mutiny

noun plural -nies
  1. open rebellion against constituted authority, esp by seamen or soldiers against their officers
verb -nies, -nying or -nied
  1. (intr) to engage in mutiny

Word Origin

C16: from obsolete mutine, from Old French mutin rebellious, from meute mutiny, ultimately from Latin movēre to move
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Word Origin and History for mutinied

mutiny

n.

1560s, with noun suffix -y (1) + obsolete verb mutine "revolt" (1540s), from Middle French mutiner "to revolt," from meutin "rebellious," from meute "a revolt, movement," from Vulgar Latin *movita "a military uprising," from fem. past participle of Latin movere "to move" (see move (v.)).

mutiny

v.

1580s, from mutiny (n.). Alternative mutine is recorded from 1550s. Related: Mutinied; mutinying.

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