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From Middle French mutiner.


  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmju.tə.ni/, /ˈ (syncope)
  • enPR: myo͞oʹtə-nē, myo͞otʹnē
  • (file)


mutiny (countable and uncountable, plural mutinies)

  1. An organized rebellion against a legally constituted authority, especially by seamen against their officers.
  2. Violent commotion; tumult; strife.

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mutiny (third-person singular simple present mutinies, present participle mutinying, simple past and past participle mutinied)

  1. (intransitive) To commit a mutiny.
    The crew of the Bounty mutinied because of the harsh discipline of Captain Bligh.
    • 2020 August 12, Drachinifel, 34:12 from the start, in The Battle of Jutland - Clash of the Titans - Part 3 (Aftermath, Outcome and Lessons)[1], archived from the original on 24 August 2022:
      In the long run, the High Seas Fleet would rarely emerge looking for a fleet action, and, indeed, would be withdrawn if it seemed that the Grand Fleet was out. In 1918, when faced with an order to sail against the British, who had now been augmented by the Sixth Battle Squadron, made up of American warships, the sailors of the High Seas Fleet mutinied instead.


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