- not to be suspected; honorable
- on the basis of suspicion; because suspected
Other Word Forms of Suspicion
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Suspicion
- above suspicion
- on suspicion
- under suspicion
Origin of Suspicion
Middle English alteration (influenced by Old French suspicion) of suspecioun from Anglo-Norman variant of Old French sospeçon from Latin suspectiō suspectiōn- from suspectus past participle of suspicere to watch suspect
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Anglo"French suspecioun, from Old French suspeçun or sospeçon, from Latin suspectionem, of the past participle from suspicere, from sub- (“up to") with specere (“to look at").
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