Definition of sufferance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sufferance

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈsʌfərəns//
 
[uncountable]
 
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Idioms
on sufferance
 
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if you do something on sufferance, someone allows you to do it although they do not really want you to He's only staying here on sufferance.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sufferance