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sufferancenoun

uk   /ˈsʌf.ər.əns/  us   /ˈsʌf.ɚ.əns/
on sufferance formal
with unwilling permission: He gave me a bed for a couple of nights but I felt I was there on sufferance.
under sufferance old-fashioned
If someone does something under sufferance, they do it very unwillingly: He only visits his parents under sufferance.
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