Definition of the Miranda decision from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Miranda decision

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an important decision affecting police procedures which was reached in 1966 by the US Supreme Court on the case of Miranda v Arizona. It said that people who are arrested for a crime must be informed of their rights under the US Constitution. These are the right not to answer questions and the right to have a lawyer. They must also be told that anything they say can be used against them in court. These rights are often called Miranda rights.