noun, plural mutinies.
revolt or rebellion against constituted authority, especially by sailors against their officers.
rebellion against any authority.
verb (used without object), mutinied, mutinying.
to commit the offense of mutiny; revolt against authority.

1560–70; obsolete mutine to mutiny (< Middle French mutiner, derivative of mutin mutiny; see mutineer) + -y3

premutiny, noun, plural premutinies; verb (used with object), premutinied, premutinying.

2. uprising, overthrow, coup, takeover. Unabridged
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mutiny (ˈmjuːtɪnɪ)
n , pl -nies
1.  open rebellion against constituted authority, esp by seamen or soldiers against their officers
vb , -nies, -nies, -nying, -nied
2.  (intr) to engage in mutiny
[C16: from obsolete mutine, from Old French mutin rebellious, from meute mutiny, ultimately from Latin movēre to move]

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Word Origin & History

1560s, from obsolete verb mutine "revolt" (1540s), from M.Fr. mutiner "to revolt," from meutin "rebellious," from meute "a revolt, movement," from V.L. *movita "a military uprising," from fem. pp. of movere "to move" (see move). The verb is attested from 1580s. Related: Mutinied.
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Example sentences
It was financial mutiny.
They are ever on guard against the mutiny of too much emotion.
Even so, there's no sign of a mutiny for all this bounty.
Squelch that mutiny and tell them to toughen up.
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