Pronunciation: (mi-ran'du; also for 1, 4, Sp. mē-rän'dä), [key]
1. Fran•cis•co de Pronunciation: (frän-sēs'kô &thslash;e), [key] 1750–1816, Venezuelan revolutionist and patriot.
2. Astron.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.”
Law.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.
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