- 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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2. uprising, overthrow, coup, takeover.
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Examples from the Web for mutinied
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.The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader
They've mutinied, no less, and apparently they have got Perkins.
Paul Diack had engaged in plots, and had mutinied three times.The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck
- open rebellion against constituted authority, esp by seamen or soldiers against their officers
- (intr) to engage in mutiny
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
1580s, from mutiny (n.). Alternative mutine is recorded from 1550s. Related: Mutinied; mutinying.
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