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suggestionnoun admonitio, advancement, advice, allusion, breath, clue, consilium, counsel, cue, exhortation, glimmer, hint, idea, implication, indication, inference, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, lead, motion, outline, overtone, pointer, possibility, prompting, proposal, proposition, recommendation, reminder, representation, resolution, scheme, slight trace, statement, suggested plan, suspicion, symbol, tentative statement, thought, tip, touch, trace, whisper
Associated concepts: suggestion of error, suggestive interrogation
See also: advice, advocacy, clue, connotation, expedient, guidance, hint, hypothesis, implication, indicant, indication, inference, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, mention, notion, nuance, plan, possibility, postulate, proposal, proposition, recommendation, reference, reminder, request, suspicion, tip, uncertainty
SUGGESTION. In its literal sense this word signifies to inform, to
insinuate, to instruct, to cause to be remembered, to counsel. In practice
it is used to convey the idea of information; as, the defendant suggests the
death of one of the plaintiffs. 2 Sell. Pr. 191.
2. In wills, when suggestions are made to a testator for the purpose of procuring a devise of his property in a particular way, and when such suggestions are false, they generally amount to a fraud. Bac. Ab. Wills, G 3; 5 Toull. n. 706.