Definition of mutiny in English:
noun (plural mutinies)
An open rebellion against the proper authorities, especially by soldiers or sailors against their officers: a mutiny by those manning the weapons could trigger a global war mutiny at sea
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- The Philippine government on Tuesday set up a commission to investigate a mutiny by junior military officers and enlisted personnel over the weekend.
- Gulliver's own sailors declare a mutiny on his power and tie him up, conspiring against him, making him their prisoner.
- The mutiny of the sailors at Kronstadt near Petrograd in March 1921 triggered a change in general policy.
verb (mutinies, mutinying, mutinied)[no object] Back to top
Refuse to obey the orders of a person in authority.
- Meanwhile, units of the army mutinied, civil war broke out, cities and villages rose in revolt and Afghanistan began to slip away from Moscow's control and influence.
- En route to their operational area, they mutinied and the battalions were deemed combat ineffective.
- The rear echelons of the army mutinied and seized the crossings over the Rhine.
Mid 16th century: from obsolete mutine 'rebellion', from French mutin 'mutineer', based on Latin movere 'to move'.
Words that rhyme with mutinyscrutiny
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