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 for Mutiny
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mutiny \Mu"ti*ny\, n.; pl. Mutinies. [From mutine to mutiny,
     fr. F. se mutiner, fr. F. mutin stubborn, mutinous, fr. OF.
     meute riot, LL. movita, fr. movitus, for L. motus, p. p. of
     movere to move. See Move.]
     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.
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              In every mutiny against the discipline of the
              college, he was the ringleader.       --Macaulay.
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     2. Violent commotion; tumult; strife. [Obs.]
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              To raise a mutiny betwixt yourselves. --Shak.
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     Mutiny act (Law), an English statute reenacted annually to
        punish mutiny and desertion. --Wharton.
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     Syn: See Insurrection.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mutiny \Mu"ti*ny\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mutinied; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Mutinying.]
     1. 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.
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     2. To fall into strife; to quarrel. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by
           seamen or soldiers against their officers)
      v 1: engage in a mutiny against an authority

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "mutiny":
     arise, civil disorder, disobedience, disobey, emeute,
     general uprising, indiscipline, insubordination, insurge,
     insurgence, insurgency, insurrect, insurrection, interregnum,
     irresponsibility, jacquerie, lawlessness, levee en masse, license,
     licentiousness, mount the barricades, mutineer, outbreak,
     overthrow, peasant revolt, power vacuum, putsch, rampant will,
     rebel, rebellion, reluct, reluctate, revolt, revolute, revolution,
     revolutionize, riot, rise, rise against, rise up, rising, run riot,
     strike, subversion, subversiveness, subvert, unaccountability,
     uncontrol, unrestraint, uprising, willfulness

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MUTINY, crimes. The unlawful resistance of a superior officer, or the 
  raising of commotions and disturbances on board of a ship against the 
  authority of its commander, or in the army in opposition to the authority of 
  the officers; a sedition; (q.v.) a revolt. (q.v.) 
       2. By the act for establishing rules and articles for the government of 
  the armies of the United States, it is enacted as follows: Article 7. Any 
  officer or soldier, who shall begin, excite, or cause, or join in, any 
  mutiny or sedition in any troop or company in the service of the United 
  States, or in any party, post, detachment or guard, shall suffer death, or 
  such other punishment as by a court martial shall be inflicted. Article 8. 
  Any officer, non-commissioned officer, or soldier, who being present at any 
  mutiny or sedition, does not use his utmost endeavors to suppress the same, 
  or coming to the knowledge of any intended mutiny, does not without delay 
  give information thereof to his commanding officer, shall be punished by the 
  sentence of a court martial, with death, or otherwise, according to the 
  nature of his offence. 
       3. And by the act for the better government of the navy of the United 
  States, it is enacted as follows,: Article 13. If any person in the navy 
  shall make or attempt to make any mutinous assembly, he shall, on conviction 
  thereof by, a court martial, suffer death; and if any person as aforesaid, 
  shall utter any seditious or mutinous words, or shall conceal or connive at 
  any mutinous or seditious practices, or shall treat with contempt his 
  superior, being in the execution of his office, or being witness to any 
  mutiny or sedition, shall not do his utmost to suppress it, he shall be 
  punished at the discretion of a court martial. Vide 2 Stra. R. 1264. 

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