Definition of mutineer in English:

mutineer

Line breaks: mu¦tin|eer
Pronunciation: /mjuːtɪˈnɪə
 
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noun

  • A person, especially a soldier or sailor, who rebels or refuses to obey the orders of a person in authority: those who resisted were denounced as mutineers and treated accordingly
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    • Or they were acting on their own authority, in which case they are the equivalent of mutineers, deserters, or traitors in the field.
    • Her mission had started two years previously when she left Britain with orders to arrest the mutineers.
    • The first Europeans to spy its jagged, jungle-clad peaks and encircling reef were the mutineers of HMS Bounty.

Origin

early 17th century: from French mutinier, from mutin 'rebellious', from muete 'movement', based on Latin movere 'to move'.

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