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Above suspicion vs Under suspicion vs On suspicion

Above suspicion
too highly respected to be suspected of a crime or wrongdoing.

  • He was a respected academic and above suspicion.

Under suspicion
considered as possibly guilty of a crime or wrongdoing.

  • The police intercepted the traffic on the roads to examine vehicles under suspicion.

On suspicion
(arrest or detain somebody) on the ground of suspicion.

  • He has been questioned on suspicion of slandering the Prime Minister.