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Meaning of Miranda

Mi•ran•da

Pronunciation: (mi-ran'du also for 1, 4, Sp. mē-rän'dä), [key]
— n.
  1. 1750–1816, Venezuelan revolutionist and patriot.
  2. 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.”
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.