suspect
sus·pect 1 /'səs-ˌpekt, sə-'spekt/ adj [Latin suspectus, from past participle of suspicere to look up at, regard with awe, suspect, from sub- sus- up, secretly + specere to look at]: regarded or deserving to be regarded with suspicion or heightened scrutiny
sus·pect 2 /'səs-ˌpekt/ n: a person suspected of a crime; also: a person apprehended for but not yet charged with an offense
sus·pect 3 /sə-'spekt/ vt
1: to imagine (one) to be guilty on slight evidence or without proof
2: to imagine to exist or be probable
they had reasonable cause to suspect abuse

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

suspect
I noun accused, accused person, alleged malfeasor, alleged offender, alleged transgressor, alleged wrongdoer, individual under suspicion, one suspected of a crime, person accused of crime, presumed wrongdoer, suspected criminal associated concepts: defendant II (distrust) verb be doubtful, be dubious, be skeptical, be suspicious, disbelieve, doubt, feel distrust, harbor suspicious, have no confidence in, lack confidence in, misdoubt, misgive, mistrust, question, without reliance in associated concepts: suspect of wrongdoing III (think) verb assume, be of the opinion, believe, conclude, conjecture, consider, deduce, deem, divine, fancy, gather, guess, have the idea, hold, hypothesize, imagine, infer, judge, opine, posit, presume, presuppose, reckon, speculate, suppose, surmise, suspicari, suspicionem habere, take for granted, theorize, understand, view IV index assume (suppose), controversial, debatable, deem, disbelieve, discount (disbelieve), disputable, doubt (distrust), dubitative, expect (consider probable), guess, incredible, infer, leery, ludicrous, misdoubt, mistrust, opine, presume, presumptive, presuppose, surmise, suspicious (questionable), unbelievable, uncertain (questionable)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


suspect
n.
A person who is believed to have committed a crime.
v.
To believe without proof that someone has committed a crime or misdeed; to have some slight idea that something is the case without having any proof.
adj.
Untrustworthy; unreliable; potentially dangerous.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


suspect
1 n. A person believed to have committed a crime and who is, therefore, being investigated by the police.
2 v. Having a slight belief or a vague idea but not a knowledge that something happened or that someone did something.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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