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Miranda

[mi-ran-duh; also for 1, 4, Spanish mee-rahn-dah] /mɪˈræn də; also for 1, 4, Spanish miˈrɑn dɑ/
noun
1.
Francisco de
[frahn-sees-kaw th e] /frɑnˈsis kɔ ðɛ/ (Show IPA),
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.”.
adjective
5.
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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British Dictionary definitions for f de miranda

Miranda1

/mɪˈrændə/
noun
1.
one of the larger satellites of the planet Uranus

Miranda2

/Spanish miˈranda/
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 f de miranda

Miranda

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

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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Encyclopedia Article for f de miranda

Miranda

the beautiful and naive daughter of Prospero, the exiled rightful duke of Milan, in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Having grown up on an island with only her father and Caliban for company, she is overwhelmed when she finally sees other humans, and she responds rapturously:How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in 't!

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