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.
- 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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How to use mutiny in a sentence
However, Mickelson built his mutiny on the blood money with the new tour being bankrolled by the Saudis.A week of sorry sports apologies from men behaving badly | Candace Buckner | February 26, 2022 | Washington Post
He faced a near mutiny in his own party, many of whom thought he was going too far.How Nelson Mandela Came to Work with F.W. de Klerk to End Apartheid | Richard Stengel | November 12, 2021 | Time
Somehow he managed to persuade the crew to join him in mutiny and off they went pirating.The Buccaneers embody Tampa’s love of pirates. Is that a problem? | Jamie Goodall | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The real Boone narrowly survived a player mutiny in 1977 when the football team threatened to quit unless he apologized for a particularly vitriolic tirade after a loss.
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 | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Nina Strochlic | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Nina Strochlic | May 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Of course, the work environment described in The Caine mutiny is no ordinary one.
The Caine mutiny is one of the greatest novels ever written about a dysfunctional workplace.
On his arrival at Rome, to take over his new command, he found himself face to face with a mutiny.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Now, Highland regiments had fought in India for many a year before the mutiny, and the kilt was no new thing in native eyes.
But the battle was not won until one of those strange incidents happened that distinguish the mutiny from all other wars.
At last Malcolm stood in the shelter-trench of the picket and gazed at the city which was the hub of the mutiny.
The news of this pretended mutiny spread rapidly, and great crowds came rushing down to see the affair.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
British Dictionary definitions for mutiny
open rebellion against constituted authority, esp by seamen or soldiers against their officers
(intr) to engage in mutiny
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