Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Mutiny (See 10 Rob. (La.) 202, 43 Am. Dec. 180); open and active opposition to the execution of law. See 90 Pa. St. 397, 35 Am. Rep. 670.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A rebellion or rising of citizens or subjects in resistance to their government. See Insurgent. Insurrection shall consist in any combined resistance to the lawful authority of the state, with intent to the denial thereof, when the same is manifested, or intended to be manifested, by acts of violence. Code Ga. 1882, § 4315. And see Allegheny County v. Gibson, 90 Pa. 417, 35 Am. Rep. 670; Boon v. Ætna Ins. Co., 40 Conn. 584; In re Charge to Grand Jury (D. C.) 62 Fed. 830.