Mutiny act(Law), an English statute reënacted annually to punish mutiny and desertion. Wharton.

Syn. — See Insurrection.

(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.

2. To fall into strife; to quarrel. [Obs.] Shak.

(Mut"ism) n. The condition, state, or habit of being mute, or without speech. Max Müller.

(Mut"ter) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Muttered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Muttering.] [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. L. muttire, mutire.]

1. To utter words indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; esp., to utter indistinct complaints or angry expressions; to grumble; to growl.

Wizards that peep, and that mutter.
Is. viii. 19.

Meantime your filthy foreigner will stare,
And mutter to himself.

2. To sound with a low, rumbling noise.

Thick lightnings flash, the muttering thunder rolls.

(Mut"ter), v. t. To utter with imperfect articulations, or with a low voice; as, to mutter threats. Shak.

(Mut"ter), n. Repressed or obscure utterance.

(Mut"ter*er) n. One who mutters.

(Mut"ter*ing*ly), adv. With a low voice and indistinct articulation; in a muttering manner.

(Mut"ton) n. [OE. motoun, OF. moton, molton, a sheep, wether, F. mouton, LL. multo, by transposition of l fr. L. mutilus mutilated. See Mutilate.]

1. A sheep. [Obs.] Chapman.

Not so much ground as will feed a mutton.
Sir H. Sidney.

Muttons, beeves, and porkers are good old words for the living quadrupeds.

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.

In every mutiny against the discipline of the college, he was the ringleader.

2. Violent commotion; tumult; strife. [Obs.]

To raise a mutiny betwixt yourselves.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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