Miranda

adjective

Mi·​ran·​da mə-ˈran-də How to pronounce Miranda (audio)
: 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

Word History

Etymology

from Miranda v. Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling establishing such rights

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Miranda was in 1966

Dictionary Entries Near Miranda

Cite this Entry

“Miranda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Miranda. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

Miranda

adjective
Mi·​ran·​da mə-ˈran-də How to pronounce Miranda (audio)
: 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
the suspect was given a Miranda warning

Legal Definition

Miranda

adjective
Mi·​ran·​da mə-ˈran-də How to pronounce Miranda (audio)
: of, relating to, or being one's Miranda rights
a Miranda waiver
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