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suspicion

noun [C or U] (BELIEF IN SOMEONE'S GUILT)    /səˈspɪʃ.ən/
C1 a feeling or belief that someone has committed a crime or done something wrong: "I'm arresting you on suspicion of illegally possessing drugs," said the police officer.mainly UK She is under suspicion of murder. In this particular case, they are above/beyond suspicion (= cannot be thought to be guilty). His strange behaviour aroused/raised his neighbours' suspicions.Guesses and assumptions
(Definition of suspicion noun (BELIEF IN SOMEONE'S GUILT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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