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mutiny

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

1560–70; obsolete mutine to mutiny (<Middle French mutiner, derivative of mutin mutiny; see mutineer) + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM mutiny

pre·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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British Dictionary definitions for mutiny

mutiny
/ (ˈmjuːtɪnɪ) /

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

Word Origin for mutiny

C16: from obsolete mutine, from Old French mutin rebellious, from meute mutiny, ultimately from Latin movēre to move
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