Definition of "sufferance" [suf•fer•ance]

  • (noun) Patient endurance, especially of pain or distress.
  • (noun) Suffering; misery.
  • (noun) Sanction or permission implied or given by failure to prohibit; tacit consent; tolerance.

Use "sufferance" in a sentence

  • "Sunday's term was tenancy at sufferance, which is defined as:"
  • "The leanness that afflicts us, the object of our misery, Is as an inventory to particularise their abundance; Our sufferance is a gain to them."
  • "If they would yield us but the superfluity, while it were wholesome, we might guess they relieved us humanely; but they think we are too dear: the leanness that afflicts us, the object of our misery, is as an inventory to particularise their abundance; our sufferance is a gain to them."

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