mutiny
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈmju.tə.ni/, /ˈmjut.ni/ (syncope)
Noun

mutiny

  1. An organized rebellion against a legally constituted authority, especially by seamen against their officers.
    • 1881, Thomas Babington Macaulay, “[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica,_Ninth_Edition/Johnson,_Samuel Samuel Johnson]”, in Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition:
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  2. Violent commotion; tumult; strife.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i]:
      Raise a mutiny betwixt yourselves.
Related terms Translations Verb

mutiny (mutinies, present participle mutinying; past and past participle mutinied)

  1. (intransitive) To commit mutiny.
    The crew of the Bounty mutinied because of the harsh discipline of Captain Bligh.
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