Definition of SUSPICION.


SUSPICION.

A belief to the disadvantage of another, accompanied
by a doubt.


2. Without proof, suspicion, of itself, is evidence of nothing. When a
crime has been committed, an arrest may be made when, 1st. There are such
circumstances as induce a strong presumption of guilt; as being found in
possession of goods recently stolen, without giving a probable account of
having obtained the possession honestly. 2d. The absconding of the party
accused. 3d. Being found in company of known offenders. 4th. Living an idle
disorderly life, without any apparent means of support. In such cases the
arrest must be made as in other cases. Vide 20 Vin. Ab. 150; 4 Bl. Com.
290.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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