Mutiny

Definition of Mutiny

Mu´ti`ny
n.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.
In every mutiny against the discipline of the college, he was the ringleader.
- Macaulay.
2.Violent commotion; tumult; strife.
To raise a mutiny betwixt yourselves.
- Shak.
Mutiny act
(Law) an English statute reënacted annually to punish mutiny and desertion.
- Wharton.
v. i.1.To rise against, or refuse to obey, lawful authority in military or naval service; to excite, or to be guilty of, mutiny or mutinous conduct; to revolt against one's superior officer, or any rightful authority.
[imp. & p. p. Mutinied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mutinying .]
2.To fall into strife; to quarrel.

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