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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

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

My lord, I will tell you what the case was. I was coming up within a league of the Dutchman, and some of my men were making a mutiny about taking her, and my gunner told the people he could put the captain in a way to take the ship, and be safe.
William Kidd

This ship was a league from us, and some of the men would have taken her, and I would not consent to it, and this Moore said I always hindered them making their fortunes. Was that not the reason I struck him? Was there a mutiny on board?
William Kidd
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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