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- n. A misrepresentation of the truth brought about by implying a falsehood to be true; a lie of implication. Compare suppressio veri.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An affirmative misrepresentation, whether by words, conduct, or artifice, as distinguished from a mere suppression of the truth; an indirect lie.
Latin: suggestiō ("suggestion") + falsī (“of a falsehood”, genitive singular form of falsum, “an untruth”, “falsehood”) = “a suggestion of an untruth” ≈ “suggestion of deceit” (Wiktionary)