Simple Definition of Miranda
law : of or relating to the legal rights of an arrested person to have an attorney and to refuse to answer questions
Full Definition of Miranda
: of, relating to, or being the legal rights of an arrested person to have an attorney and to remain silent so as to avoid self-incrimination <Miranda warnings>
Origin of miranda
from Miranda v. Arizona, the United States Supreme Court ruling establishing such rights
First Known Use: 1972
Legal Definition of Miranda
: of, relating to, or being one's Miranda rights <a Miranda waiver>
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