on suspicion of

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on suspicion of

: due to being suspected of (a crime)
  • He was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Word by Word Definitions

suspicion play
  1. : the act or an instance of suspecting something wrong without proof or on slight evidence : mistrust

  2. : a state of mental uneasiness and uncertainty : doubt

  3. : a barely detectable amount : trace

  1. : suspect


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