named after the daughter of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
- 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 rightsMore 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.
mid 20th century: from Miranda v. Arizona (1966), the case that led to this ruling by the US Supreme Court.