Definition of mutiny noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mutiny

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmjuːtəni//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmjuːtəni//
 
Travelling by boat or ship
 
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(pl. mutinies) [uncountable, countable] the act of refusing to obey the orders of somebody in authority, especially by soldiers or sailors Discontent among the ship's crew finally led to the outbreak of mutiny. the famous movie ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ We have a family mutiny on our hands! See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from obsolete mutine ‘rebellion’, from French mutin ‘mutineer’, based on Latin movere ‘to move’.Extra examples mutiny by the men Discontent among the ship’s crew finally led to the outbreak of mutiny. The famous mutiny on the British Navy ship Bounty took place in 1789.
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