American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To surmise to be true or probable; imagine: I suspect they are very disappointed.
- v. To have doubts about; distrust: I suspect his motives.
- v. To think (a person) guilty without proof: The police suspect her of murder.
- v. To have suspicion.
- n. One who is suspected, especially of having committed a crime.
- adj. Open to or viewed with suspicion: a suspect policy; suspect motives.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To imagine to exist; have a vague or slight opinion of the existence of, often on weak or trivial evidence; mistrust; surmise.
- To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence or without proof.
- To hold to be uncertain; doubt; mistrust; distrust.
- To look up to; respect; esteem.
- To imagine guilt, danger, or the like; be suspicious.
- Suspected; suspicious.
- Doubtful; uncertain.
- n. A suspected person; one suspected of a crime, offense, or the like.
- n. Something suspicious; something causing suspicion.
- n. Suspicion.
- n. A vague or slight opinion.
- v. transitive To imagine or suppose (something) to be true without evidence.
- v. transitive To distrust or have doubts about (something or someone).
- v. transitive To believe (someone) to be guilty.
- v. intransitive To have suspicion.
- n. A person who is suspected of something, in particular of committing a crime.
- adj. To be viewed with suspicion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Suspicious; inspiring distrust.
- adj. obsolete Suspected; distrusted.
- n. obsolete Suspicion.
- n. One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; -- formerly applied to persons and things; now, only to persons suspected of crime.
- v. To imagine to exist; to have a slight or vague opinion of the existence of, without proof, and often upon weak evidence or no evidence; to mistrust; to surmise; -- commonly used regarding something unfavorable, hurtful, or wrong.
- v. To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof.
- v. To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct.
- v. obsolete To look up to; to respect.
- v. To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious.
- v. imagine to be the case or true or probable
- adj. not as expected
- n. a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
- v. hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty
- v. regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
- n. someone who is under suspicion
- Latin suspectus, perfect passive participle of suspiciō ("mistrust, suspect"), from sus-, combining form of sub ("under"), + speciō ("watch, look at"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English suspecten, from Old French suspecter, from Latin suspectāre, frequentative of suspicere, to look up at, suspect : su-, sub-, from below; see sub- + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term suspect is an investigative term, not a legal term, Nancy.”
“Personally, I believe that if a suspect is arrested and then convicted, his “demographic” is not the defining basis of that conviction.”
“BUT when a suspect is arrested and interrogated, then the police officer had better had Mirandized the suspect or anything said during the interrogation is tossed out because he hadn't been Mirandized.”
“Law enforcement officials said the suspect is the person who bought the Nissan Pathfinder used in the bombing attempt.”
“It does not matter whether the suspect is a black, white or red man, the most important point here is that a man was being suspected for burgling his own house, his yelling could have made an intelligent officer to suspect that something must be wrong with the whole situation. stevegee”
“It does not matter whether the suspect is a black, white or red man, the most important point here is that a man was being suspected for burgling his own house, his yelling could have made an intelligent officer to suspect that something must be wrong with the whole situation.”
“There shouldn't be exceptions to this, and it shouldn't be based on the question of whether or not a suspect is a prisoner of war, an "enemy combatant," a person of interest, or just a bunch of anti-Semitic crack addicts in the Bronx.”
“Its a common place of my community, and the fact that people don't know that I learned how to think about this from listening to my parents and their friends sit around the living room and talk about tv, movies, and 'the suspect is a black male' does not mean it did not happen.”
“Martin - the term suspect is a legal term which refers to someone suspected of having committed a criminal offence.”
“I also take issue with your presumtion that this suspect is a addict of any sort.”
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