Definitions for "Miranda Rights"
the rights that a person taken into custody has (i.e., the right to remain silent, the right to have an attorney present before questioning).
The requirement that a person receive certain warnings relating to his/her privilege against self-incrimination (right to remain silent) and the right to have the presence and advice of an attorney before being questioned by law enforcement authorities.
relating to U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), establishing legal rights of an arrested criminal defendant to have an attorney and to remain silent so as to avoid self-incrimination. Example: alimony defendants have been jailed through misuse of contempt power in a quasi-criminal proceeding without benefit of Miranda rights.