Definition of sufferance
Origin of sufferance
OTHER WORDS FROM sufferancenon·suf·fer·ance, noun
Words nearby sufferance
How to use sufferance in a sentence
It is a story about who gets to go where, who gets to exist safely in public, and who is only there on sufferance.
Having no tenure, and his future career being at the sufferance of her political enemies, objectively he lacked independence.
It was after Amadeo had thrown down his crown, exclaiming, "A son of Savoy does not wear a crown on sufferance!"Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
Thus he sat, dejection and despair stamped on his homely face; haughty, yet a suppliant; a king, yet only by sufferance.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
It was hard to realize that he could see Blent now only by another's will or sufferance.Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
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