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.

In every mutiny against the discipline of the college, he was the ringleader. Macaulay.

2.

Violent commotion; tumult; strife.

[Obs.]

o raise a mutiny betwixt yourselves. Shak.

Mutiny act Law, an English statute reenacted annually to punish mutiny and desertion.

Wharton.

Syn. -- See Insurrection.

 

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Mu"ti*ny, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mutinied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mutinying (?).]

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.

2.

To fall into strifle; to quarrel.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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