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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: mutine 'to refuse to obey' (16-17 centuries), from French mutiner, from meute 'refusal to obey', from Latin movere 'to move'

mutiny

noun
     
Related topics: Military
mu‧ti‧ny plural mutinies [uncountable and countable]
PM when soldiers, sailors, etc refuse to obey the person who is in charge of them, and try to take control for themselves
mutiny against
He led a mutiny against the captain.
mutiny verb [intransitive]
The soldiers had mutinied over the non-payment of wages.

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