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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmju.tə.ni/, /ˈmjut.ni/ (syncope)
- enPR: myo͞oʹtə-nē, myo͞otʹnē
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- An organized rebellion against a legally constituted authority, especially by seamen against their officers.
- 1856 December, [Thomas Babington] Macaulay, “Samuel Johnson [from the Encyclopædia Britannica]”, in T[homas] F[lower] E[llis], editor, The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, new edition, London: Longman, Green, Reader, & Dyer, published 1871, OCLC 30956848:
- In every mutiny against the discipline of the college, he was the ringleader.
- Violent commotion; tumult; strife.
- 1591, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene i]:
- Raise a mutiny betwixt yourselves.
- (intransitive) To commit mutiny.
- The crew of the Bounty mutinied because of the harsh discipline of Captain Bligh.