- revolt or rebellion against constituted authority, especially by sailors against their officers.
- rebellion against any authority.
- to commit the offense of mutiny; revolt against authority.
Origin of mutiny
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Examples from the Web for mutiny
He left, but many other mercenaries stayed, and two years later they were executed or expelled after a mutiny in Stanleyville.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
He risked a mutiny, but nonetheless handed over six senior park officers to the courts for trafficking park resources.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo
November 6, 2014
Within three months, one of the original six councilors was charged with mutiny and executed.Not Just Cannibalism: Seven Ways Colonial Jamestown Was a Living Hell
May 2, 2013
The first stirrings of mutiny are heard—and Daphne tries to draw Walter into the plot.Crisis On The Right
April 26, 2012
Too late, Rupe.Romney campaign reporters refused to stay at the Comfort Suites and, well, staged a mutiny to get a better hotel.Perry v. Politico, Santorum v. O'Reilly
January 2, 2012
This was a clear case of mutiny, and the only one in which I was ever implicated.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
He shook his head in silent contradiction, frowning; but not frowning because of the girl's mutiny.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Yet his being there put a different complexion on her act of mutiny.The Incomplete Amorist
In the meantime all the troops had assembled and the mutiny been swiftly stamped out.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
The result of this attempt to modify the scheme was the Indian mutiny.The History of the First West India Regiment
A. B. Ellis
- open rebellion against constituted authority, esp by seamen or soldiers against their officers
- (intr) to engage in mutiny
Word Origin and History for mutiny
1580s, from mutiny (n.). Alternative mutine is recorded from 1550s. Related: Mutinied; mutinying.