An interesting word, sufferance. Its origin is thought to be the Latin sufferre or the Anglo-Norman French suffraunce. Certainly has something to do with suffering, which is defined as a state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. In the context of sufferance, suffering might be thought of as tolerating or not objecting to a hardship or source of pain. I'm not sure what to do about suffering, so today, I'm thinking about sufferance. Here are some usages, ordinary as well as iconic, of the word. Anyway, I liked the icons.
Sufferance is defined as an absence of objection rather than genuine approval; toleration.
Tenancy at sufferance occurs when a tenant continues to retain possession of land or dwelling without the landlord's consent after expiration of the lease. It ends when the tenant is evicted.
Sufferance warehouses are licensed by the Canadian Border Security Agency for the short-term storage and examination of imported goods not yet released by the CBSA .
Psychotic Sufferance is a rock band from Malaysia formed in 1990.
Pauldrons of Sufferance is a web-based game of World of Warcraft.
Catharsis of Sufferance is a 3:26 minute YouTube video by Darling Violetta, released in 2005, using the theme from the TV show “Angel”.
The Hallowed Sufferance is a ceremonial knife piece of the Hallowed Protectors crafted set in Diablo III, another web-based game.