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uk   /ˈsʌf.ər.əns/  us   /ˈsʌf.ɚ.əns/
on sufferance formal
with ​unwillingpermission: 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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