from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Open rebellion against constituted authority, especially rebellion of sailors against superior officers.
  • intransitive v. To engage in mutiny.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. organized rebellion against a legally constituted authority; especially by seamen against their officers
  • v. To commit mutiny.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. Violent commotion; tumult; strife.
  • intransitive 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.
  • intransitive v. To fall into strife; to quarrel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)
  • v. engage in a mutiny against an authority


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Obsolete mutine, from Old French mutin, rebellious, from muete, revolt, from Vulgar Latin *movita, from Latin movēre, to move; see move.


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