mu·​ti·​neer | \ ˌmyü-tə-ˈnir How to pronounce mutineer (audio) \

Definition of mutineer

: one that mutinies

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the mutineers were captured after they turned to piracy on the open seas

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Story aligned with Marshall in personal-liberty cases and wrote a prudently narrow opinion in the famous Amistad case, freeing the African mutineers based on Spanish law and domestic treaty obligations rather than on principles of natural law. Marc M. Arkin, WSJ, "‘Supreme Injustice’ Review: The High Court and Slavery," 18 Jan. 2019 He and the other mutineers then demanded an end to government corruption and other irregularities. Jim Gomez, Fox News, "Senator asks court to declare Duterte arrest order illegal," 6 Sep. 2018 In 1611, English explorer Henry Hudson, his son, and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers aboard the Discovery., "This day in history," 22 June 2018 Time for all of the mutineers to lay down their cudgels. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Arsène Wenger Will Leave Arsenal, Proudly but Imperfectly," 20 Apr. 2018 Soon enough, the high-foreheaded mutineer is lashed to a fence, snarling madly like all the other post-death humans in this plague smitten afterworld. Steve Johnson,, "Negan cleans house: 5 thoughts recapping the season's next-to-last 'Walking Dead' episode," 9 Apr. 2018 Evans, a farmer and local actor on the island who plays the role of Fletcher Christian, is an eighth-generation Islander and a descendent of the Bounty mutineers who first settled on Pitcairn island and then moved to Norfolk. Fox News, "Norfolk Islanders capture bronze medal on Aussie mainland," 8 Apr. 2018 In 1687, French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle — the first European to navigate the length of the Mississippi River — was killed by mutineers in present-day Texas., "This day in history," 19 Mar. 2018 Prospective mutineers tend not to follow orders so well. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Chelsea Spins Its Wheels in a Cycle of Its Own Making," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of mutineer

1603, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of mutineer

: a person who is involved in a mutiny


mu·​ti·​neer | \ ˌmyü-tə-ˈnir How to pronounce mutineer (audio) \

Kids Definition of mutineer

: a person who takes part in a mutiny

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