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Miranda

[mi-ran-duh; also for 1, 4, Spanish mee-rahn-dah]
noun
  1. Fran·cis·co de [frahn-sees-kaw th e] /frɑnˈsis kɔ ðɛ/, 1750–1816, Venezuelan revolutionist and patriot.
  2. Astronomy. a moon of the planet Uranus.
  3. daughter of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
  4. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “to be admired.”
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adjective
  1. Law. of, relating to, or being upheld by the Supreme Court ruling (Miranda v. Arizona, 1966) requiring law-enforcement officers to warn a person who has been taken into custody of his or her rights to remain silent and to have legal counsel.
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Miranda1

noun
  1. one of the larger satellites of the planet Uranus
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Miranda2

noun
  1. Francisco de (franˈsisko de). 1750–1816, Venezuelan revolutionary, who planned to liberate South and Central America from Spain. A leader (1811–12) of the Venezuelan uprising, he surrendered to Spain and died in prison
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Word Origin and History for miranda

Miranda

1

fem. proper name, fem. of Latin mirandus "worthy to be admired," gerundive of mirari "to admire" (see miracle).

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Miranda

2

criminal suspects' arrest rights in U.S., 1967, in reference to Fifth Amendment cases ruled on by U.S. Supreme Court June 13, 1966, under heading Ernesto A. Miranda v. the State of Arizona.

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