- 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 mutinying
At Vinoy's very first review they were on the point of mutinying.History of the Commune of 1871
They're always deserting and mutinying; I have to carry a gun on me to make them mind.Ranson's Folly
Richard Harding Davis
The rogues were mutinying for their wages but yesterday; they will be all ready for good or bad.Peveril of the Peak
Sir Walter Scott
His men are a ceaseless trouble, and for ever mutinying, or otherwise harassing him.The Personal Life Of David Livingstone
William Garden Blaikie
Surprised and astounded at this interference the worthy officer demanded of the mob if they knew they were mutinying.The Utah Batteries: A History
Charles R. Mabey
- 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 mutinying
1580s, from mutiny (n.). Alternative mutine is recorded from 1550s. Related: Mutinied; mutinying.
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