read one one's rights

read one one's rights
read one one's rights
to make the required statement of legal rights to a person who has been arrested. •

All right, read this guy his rights and book him on a charge of theft.

You have to read them their rights before questioning them.

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{v. phr.} To give to an arrested person the legally required statement regarding the rights of such a person. * /"Read him his rights," Sergeant," the captain said, "and book him for breaking and entering."/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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