n.1.The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea.
2.That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret incitement; temptation.
Why do I yield to that suggestion?
- Shak.
3.Charge; complaint; accusation.
4.(Law) Information without oath; an entry of a material fact or circumstance on the record for the information of the court, at the death or insolvency of a party.
5.(Physiol. & Metaph.) The act or power of originating or recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original and relative; - a term much used by Scottish metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown.
6.(Hypnotism) The control of the mind of an hypnotic subject by ideas in the mind of the hypnotizer.
Arthur, whom they say is killed to-night
On your suggestion.
- Shak.
Noun1.suggestion - an idea that is suggested; "the picnic was her suggestion"
2.suggestion - a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
Synonyms: proffer, proposition
3.suggestion - a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
Synonyms: trace, hint
4.suggestion - persuasion formulated as a suggestion
Synonyms: prompting
5.suggestion - the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association
6.suggestion - the act of inducing hypnosis
Synonyms: hypnotism, mesmerism

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.

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