Definition for SUS-PI'CION

SUS-PI'CION, n. [Fr. from L. suspicio. See Sped.]

The act of suspecting; the imagination of the existence of something without proof, or upon very slight evidence, or upon no evidence at all. Suspicion often proceeds from the apprehension of evil; it is the offspring or companion of jealousy. Suspicions among thoughts, are like bats among birds; they ever fly by twilight. – Bacon.

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