Definition of "mutiny" [mu•ti•ny]

  • Open rebellion against constituted authority, especially rebellion of sailors against superior officers. (noun)
  • To engage in mutiny. (verb-intransitive)

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Use "mutiny" in a sentence
  • "Once that happens, a mutiny is almost sure to follow as people start to jump off the sinking ship."
  • "In a way, from the standpoint of her personal welfare, the mutiny is the best thing that could have happened to her."
  • ""When the prisoners refused to be breathalysed they became violent along with other prisoners and went on what we call a mutiny, this is a prison mutiny.""