sufferance

7 ENTRIES FOUND:

suf·fer·ance

noun \ˈsə-f(ə-)rən(t)s\

Definition of SUFFERANCE

1
:  patient endurance
2
:  pain, misery
3
:  consent or sanction implied by a lack of interference or failure to enforce a prohibition
4
:  endurance 2

Examples of SUFFERANCE

  1. <was pointedly reminded that he was at the private beach on sufferance and could be kicked out at any time>
  2. <spending a whole day with my airheaded sister-in-law is beyond sufferance>

First Known Use of SUFFERANCE

14th century

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