Miranda

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

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

First Known Use of Miranda

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Miranda

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

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“Miranda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Miranda. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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Miranda

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Miranda

: of or relating to the legal rights of an arrested person to have an attorney and to refuse to answer questions

Miranda

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

Legal Definition of Miranda

: of, relating to, or being one's Miranda rights a Miranda waiver

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