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mutiny

[myoot-n-ee] /ˈmyut n i/
noun, plural mutinies.
1.
revolt or rebellion against constituted authority, especially by sailors against their officers.
2.
rebellion against any authority.
verb (used without object), mutinied, mutinying.
3.
to commit the offense of mutiny; revolt against authority.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; obsolete mutine to mutiny (< Middle French mutiner, derivative of mutin mutiny; see mutineer) + -y3
Related forms
premutiny, noun, plural premutinies; verb (used with object), premutinied, premutinying.
Synonyms
2. uprising, overthrow, coup, takeover.
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British Dictionary definitions for pre mutiny

mutiny

/ˈmjuːtɪnɪ/
noun (pl) -nies
1.
open rebellion against constituted authority, esp by seamen or soldiers against their officers
verb -nies, -nying, -nied
2.
(intransitive) to engage in mutiny
Word Origin
C16: from obsolete mutine, from Old French mutin rebellious, from meute mutiny, ultimately from Latin movēre to move
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Word Origin and History for pre mutiny
mutiny
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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