Definition of Sufferance

1. Noun. Patient endurance especially of pain or distress.

Generic synonyms: Endurance
Derivative terms: Suffer

2. Noun. A disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations. "All people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
Exact synonyms: Acceptance, Toleration
Generic synonyms: Permissiveness, Tolerance
Specialized synonyms: Self Acceptance
Derivative terms: Accept, Acceptant, Suffer, Tolerate

Definition of Sufferance

1. n. The state of suffering; the bearing of pain; endurance.

Definition of Sufferance

1. Noun. (archaic) Endurance, especially patiently, of pain or adversity. ¹

2. Noun. Acquiescence or tacit compliance with some circumstance, behavior, or instruction. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) Suffering; pain, misery. ¹

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Definition of Sufferance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sufferance

suffer fools gladly
sufferance (current term)
suffering catfish
suffering cats
suffering succotash

Literary usage of Sufferance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Real Property: (based on Minor's Institutes) by Raleigh C. Minor, John Wurts, John Barbee Minor (1909)
"Nature of Tenancy by sufferance. ?vH. Termination of Tenancy by sufferance. 345. Landlord's Liability for Forcible Expulsion of Tenant by sufferance. JUG. ..."

2. A Treatise on the American Law of Real Property by Emory Washburn (1864)
"What constitutes a tenant at sufferance. 2. Who is such tenant. 3. ... permission he has a right to hold the same, he is said to be a tenant by sufferance. ..."

3. The Law of Landlord and Tenant: To which is Added an Appendix of Precedents by William Woodfall (1822)
"Tenant at sufferance is he who enters by lawful demise or title, and afterwards wrongfully continues in possession; as if tenant pur outer vie continues in ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, William Draper Lewis (1902)
"150-151 man maketh a lease at will and dies, the estate at will is thereby determined: but if the tenant continueth possession, he is tenant at sufferance, ..."

5. The Law of Real Property and Other Interests in Land by Herbert Thorndike Tiffany (1903)
"A tenancy by sufferance arises when one who entered as a tenant under a lawful demise ... The tenancy by sufferance may be terminated at the option of the ..."

6. A Digest of the Laws of England Respecting Real Property by William Cruise (1818)
"SECTION 1. at sufferance (says Lord Coke) is he Descrip- •*- that at first came in ... No person can be tenant at sufferance against i inst. 57 6. the king, ..."

7. Readings in the Law of Real Property: An Elementary Collection of by George Washington Kirchwey (1900)
"TENANCY AT sufferance. Co. LIT., 57, b. There is a great diversity between a tenant at will and a tenant at sufferance; for tenant at will is alwaies by ..."

8. A Treatise on the Law of Landlord and Tenant: With Copious Notes and References by Horace Gay Wood (1888)
"Tenancy by sufferance—what is. SEC. 7. Origin of this species of tenancy—effect of owner's ... Right of tenant at sufferance to remove fixtures. SEC. 12. ..."

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