There are 2 main definitions of Miranda in English:

Miranda1

Syllabification: Mi·ran·da
Pronunciation: /məˈrandə
 
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Astronomy
A satellite of Uranus, the eleventh closest to the planet, with a diameter of 301 miles (485 km). Discovered in 1948, it is the innermost and smallest of the five major Uranian satellites and has a complex terrain of cratered areas and tracts of grooves and ridges.

Origin

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

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There are 2 main definitions of Miranda in English:

Miranda2

Syllabification: Mi·ran·da
Pronunciation: /məˈrandə
 
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adjective

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

mid 20th century: from Miranda v. Arizona (1966), the case that led to this ruling by the US Supreme Court.

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