on sufferance

idiom

Definition of on sufferance

British, formal
used to say that someone is allowed to do something by someone who does not want that person to do itShe was allowed in only on sufferance.

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“On sufferance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20sufferance. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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