American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Open rebellion against constituted authority, especially rebellion of sailors against superior officers.
- v. To engage in mutiny.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Forcible resistance to or revolt against constituted authority on the part of subordinates; specifically, a revolt of soldiers or seamen, with or without armed resistance, against the authority of their commanding officers.
- n. Any rebellion against constituted authority; by statute under British rule, any attempt to excite opposition to lawful authority, particularly military or naval authority, or any act of contempt directed against officers, or disobedience of their commands; any concealment of mutinous acts, or neglect to take measures toward a suppression of them.
- n. Tumult; violent commotion.
- n. Discord; strife.
- n. Synonyms and Sedition, Revolt, etc. See insurrection.
- To revolt against lawful authority, with or without armed resistance, especially in the army or navy; excite or be guilty of mutiny, or mutinous conduct.
- n. organized rebellion against a legally constituted authority; especially by seamen against their officers
- v. To commit mutiny.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Insurrection against constituted authority, particularly military or naval authority; concerted revolt against the rules of discipline or the lawful commands of a superior officer; hence, generally, forcible resistance to rightful authority; insubordination.
- n. obsolete Violent commotion; tumult; strife.
- v. To rise against, or refuse to obey, lawful authority in military or naval service; to excite, or to be guilty of, mutiny or mutinous conduct; to revolt against one's superior officer, or any rightful authority.
- v. obsolete To fall into strife; to quarrel.
- n. open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)
- v. engage in a mutiny against an authority
- Obsolete mutine, from Old French mutin, rebellious, from muete, revolt, from Vulgar Latin *movita, from Latin movēre, to move; see move. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Once that happens, a mutiny is almost sure to follow as people start to jump off the sinking ship.”
“In a way, from the standpoint of her personal welfare, the mutiny is the best thing that could have happened to her.”
“When the prisoners refused to be breathalysed they became violent along with other prisoners and went on what we call a mutiny, this is a prison mutiny.”
“When the prisoners refused to be breathalysed they became violent along with other prisoners and went on what we call a mutiny, a prison mutiny.”
“The crew decides mutiny is the answer -- which means Charlotte has to choose whose side she's on.”
“What do you call a mutiny when it takes place on a storm-tossed ship of state?”
“The mutiny is not violating standards and precedents.”
“The fates were kind, just as they had been kind thirteen months previously, when for some six weeks the Channel seemed to be well-nigh defenceless, the crew of every man-of-war having recently been in mutiny, while a hostile fleet with thirteen thousand troops on board, lay at the Texel, waiting to embark.”
“That there should have been mutiny is not surprising when Captain Semmes says of the Alabama's crew: -- Many of my fellows, no doubt, thought they were shipping in a sort of privateer, where they would have a jolly good time and plenty of license.”
“However, the party said his suspension - pending a commission of inquiry into his "mutiny" - meant that he could not participate in any party activity, or make public statements on behalf of it.”
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