Pronunciation: (suf'ur-uns, suf'runs), [key]
1. passive permission resulting from lack of interference; tolerance, esp. of something wrong or illegal (usually prec. by on or by).
2. capacity to endure pain, hardship, etc.; endurance.
3. Archaic.suffering; misery.
4. Archaic.patient endurance.
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