Mutiny Mu"ti*ny, n.; pl. {Mutinies}. [From mutine to mutiny, fr. F. se mutiner, fr. F. mutin stubborn, mutinous, fr. OF. meute riot, LL. movita, fr. movitus, for L. motus, p. p. of movere to move. See {Move}.] 1. Insurrection against constituted authority, particularly military or naval authority; concerted revolt against the rules of discipline or the lawful commands of a superior officer; hence, generally, forcible resistance to rightful authority; insubordination. [1913 Webster]

In every mutiny against the discipline of the college, he was the ringleader. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Violent commotion; tumult; strife. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To raise a mutiny betwixt yourselves. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Mutiny act} (Law), an English statute re["e]nacted annually to punish mutiny and desertion. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Insurrection}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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