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[myoot-n-ee] /ˈmyut n i/

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.
noun (pl) -nies
open rebellion against constituted authority, esp by seamen or soldiers against their officers
verb -nies, -nying, -nied
(intransitive) to engage in mutiny

1560s, with noun suffix -y (1) + obsolete verb mutine “revolt” (1540s), from Middle French mutiner “to revolt,” from meutin “rebellious,” from meute “a revolt, movement,” from Vulgar Latin *movita “a military uprising,” from fem. past participle of Latin movere “to move” (see move (v.)).

1580s, from mutiny (n.). Alternative mutine is recorded from 1550s. Related: Mutinied; mutinying.


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