pre mutiny


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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