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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The satellite of Uranus that is 11th in distance from the planet.
  • adj. Of or relating to a warning given by police to a criminal suspect advising of the constitutional right against self-incrimination and of the right to have a lawyer present during any interrogation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. One of Uranus' moons.
  • proper n. A Miranda warning
  • v. To read somebody their rights on arrest as set out in Miranda v Arizona.

Etymologies

After Miranda, daughter of the magician Prospero in The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
After Ernesto A. Miranda(1940?-1976), petitioner in the case of Miranda v. Arizona (1966).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Invented by Shakespeare for a character in The Tempest, feminine of Latin mirandus "admirable". (Wiktionary)
MIRANDA v. ARIZONA, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), from a Spanish, Portuguese and Italian habitational surname. (Wiktionary)

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