suspicion


suspicion
suspicion [sə spish′ən]
n.
[ME suspecion < Anglo-Fr suspecioun < OFr sospeçon < LL suspectio, orig., a looking up to, esteeming, later with sense and sp. of L suspicio, suspicion < L suspectus, pp. of suspicere, to look up at, admire, look secretly at, mistrust, suspect]
1. the act or an instance of suspecting guilt, a wrong, harmfulness, etc. with little or no supporting evidence
2. the feeling or state of mind of a person who suspects
3. a very small amount or degree; suggestion; inkling; trace
vt.
☆ [Informal or Dial.] to suspect
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above suspicion
not to be suspected; honorable
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on suspicion
on the basis of suspicion; because suspected
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under suspicion
suspected

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