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Important Vocabulary (•)

As you read the background summary of the Miranda case, look for the important vocabulary words that are italicized.  When you come to one of those terms, look at this page for its definition.  Then, check to see if you understand the definition by either sketching a picture of what you think it means, or by putting it in your own words.  Feel free to add terms from the reading that you would like to practice.

  • accused (to accuse)

Definition: To formally blame someone with a wrongdoing or crime

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  • confession

Definition: A statement in which a person admits to being guilty of a wrongdoing or crime

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  • appealed (to appeal)

Definition: To formally request that a lower court decision be examined and reconsidered by a higher court

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  • interrogation (to interrogate)

Definition: To ask questions formally or officially

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