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Origin of sufferance
OTHER WORDS FROM sufferancenon·suf·fer·ance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for on sufferance
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Idioms and Phrases with on sufferance
Barely tolerated; agreed to but unwillingly. For example, They rarely put a non-academic on the panel, so obviously I was there on sufferance. This expression uses sufferance in the sense of “toleration,” a usage obsolete except in this idiom. [Mid-1500s]