a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law
the person being sued or accused
someone who is under suspicion
hold in suspicion
believe to be guilty
"The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"
regard as untrustworthy
regard with suspicion
have no faith or confidence in
imagine to be the case or true or probable
"I suspect he is a fugitive"
"I surmised that the butler did it"
not as expected
"there was something fishy about the accident"
"up to some funny business"
"some definitely queer goings-on"
"a shady deal"
"her motives were suspect"