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sufferance

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1 the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something
  • was pointedly reminded that he was at the private beach on sufferance and could be kicked out at any time

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2 the capacity to endure what is difficult or disagreeable without complaining
  • spending a whole day with my airheaded sister-in-law is beyond sufferance

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The first known use of sufferance was in the 14th century

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“Sufferance.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sufferance. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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