Origin of sufferance
Related formsnon·suf·fer·ance, noun
Examples from the Web for sufferance
Having no tenure, and his future career being at the sufferance of her political enemies, objectively he lacked independence.
But she holds it on sufferance and by a complimentary construction of language which does not refer to her.The Innocents Abroad|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He glanced with sufferance at the window, which offered a close-range view of a whitewashed wall.The Regent|E. Arnold Bennett
All these cottages and allotments have only been held on sufferance, on good behaviour, and hence they have failed.The Hills and the Vale|Richard Jefferies