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Mutiny, in a naval or military sense, active disobedience to, or revolt against, authority, or the use by persons in the naval or military service of traitorous or disrespectful words against the sovereign or members of the royal family. The punishments for various mutinous acts are prescribed in the articles of war. Mutiny, in a more general sense, means unlawful resistance to any constituted authority, especially at sea.