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read someone his rights

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give someone his rights

verb phrase

To inform an arrested person formally of his or her legal rights, esp by reading him or her a ''Miranda card'' detailing them: The judge threw it out because they hadn't given the crook his rights

[1960s+; fr the requirement based on the Supreme Court decision in the Miranda case of 1966]

read someone his rights

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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