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Definition of Mutiny

Mutiny

  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.
  2. Violent commotion; tumult; strife.
  3. 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.
  4. To fall into strife; to quarrel.

Mutiny Quotations

The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board.
Grover Cleveland

I was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite. Imagine signing that autograph! You'd get a broken arm. So I changed my name to Michael Caine after Humphrey Bogart's 'The Caine Mutiny,' which was playing in the theater across from the telephone booth where I learned that I'd gotten my first TV job.
Michael Caine

Explorers tend to be the aggressive types - why else would they risk scurvy, mutiny and other bad things to go out there? So, you could say that any aliens that are actually moving and interested in going somewhere are likely to be more aggressive. But who knows?
Seth Shostak

As far as I'm concerned, if you want to find out about the last day of WWII or the roots of the Indian Mutiny, get thee to a books catalogue.
Zadie Smith

Overhead will eat you alive if not constantly viewed as a parasite to be exterminated. Never mind the bleating of those you employ. Hold out until mutiny is imminent before employing even a single additional member of staff. More startups are wrecked by overstaffing than by any other cause, bar failure to monitor cash flow.
Felix Dennis
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Mutiny Translations

mutiny in Danish is opstand
mutiny in Dutch is muiterij, onlusten, opstand
mutiny in French is mutinerie
mutiny in German is Meuterei, meutern
mutiny in Latin is seditio
mutiny in Swedish is myteri

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