mutiny

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From Middle French mutiner

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mutiny ‎(plural mutinies)

  1. An organized rebellion against a legally constituted authority, especially by seamen against their officers.
    • Macaulay
      In every mutiny against the discipline of the college, he was the ringleader.
  2. Violent commotion; tumult; strife.
    • Shakespeare
      Raise a mutiny betwixt yourselves.

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

  1. To commit mutiny.
    The crew of the Bounty mutinied because of the harsh discipline of Captain Bligh.

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