There are 2 main definitions of Miranda in English:

Miranda1

Line breaks: Mi|randa
Pronunciation: /mɪˈrandə
 
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Astronomy
A satellite of Uranus, the eleventh closest to the planet, having a complex terrain of cratered areas and tracts of grooves and ridges, discovered in 1948 (diameter 480 km).

Origin

named after the daughter of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Definition of Miranda in:

There are 2 main definitions of Miranda in English:

Miranda2

Line breaks: Mi|randa
Pronunciation: /mɪˈrandə
 
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adjective

US Law
Denoting or relating to the duty of the police to inform a person taken into custody of their right to legal counsel and the right to remain silent under questioning: the patrolman read Lee his Miranda rights
More example sentences
  • Thus, before a military tribunal, a known terrorist could not walk because of a legal technicality, such as the arresting officer's failure to give him a Miranda warning.
  • One of the ways in which the Court has developed the flexibility of Miranda in the years that followed the decision was to provide that the ‘fruits’ of a Miranda violation would not be excluded.
  • If the police officer possessed enough evidence to place the suspect under arrest, the suspect would be given a Miranda warning that he or she had the right to remain silent.

Origin

1960s: from Miranda versus Arizona, the case that led to this ruling by the Supreme Court.

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