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suspect

noun [C]     /ˈsʌs.pekt/
B2 a person believed to have committed a crime or done something wrong , or something believed to have caused something bad : Police have issued a photograph of the suspect. The prime suspect in the case committed suicide . No one knows what caused the outbreak of food poisoning , but shellfish is the main suspect (= is thought to have caused it).People appearing in court
(Definition of suspect noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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