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Estate of sufferance

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Estate of sufferance (Law) the holding by a tenant who came in by a lawful title, but remains, after his right has expired, without positive leave of the owner.
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Usage

In literature:

He had suffered in person and estate for the exercise of his religion.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) Old Portraits, Modern Sketches, Personal Sketches and Tributes, Historical Papers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He had suffered in person and estate for the exercise of his religion.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
If you aren't restored to your estates and title this night, it won't be for any lack of suffering on my part.
"The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces" by John Kendrick Bangs
The private estates of the fraudulent directors were confiscated for the relief of the sufferers.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The squire also suffers the gang to lurk unmolested about the skirts of his estate, on condition that they do not come about the house.
"Bracebridge Hall" by Washington Irving
When it came into his possession in 1838, it was, as many Irish estates are now, suffering from local congestion of population.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
Many of the coffee estates suffer considerably from insufficient labour.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The other sufferings were those of the Grand Duke Peter Nicholaevitch, material sufferings born of his high estate.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
They were not only outraged by Prim's demands, they were suffering from the neuralgia of suspense in regard to the Mosely Estate.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
Proprietor of a large estate, he suffered repeated and heavy losses from the depredations of the British.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
In old slave days every estate had its yaws-house for the accommodation of the sufferers.
"Jamaican Song and Story" by Walter Jekyll
He took refuge in Holland, but had to suffer the sequestration of his estates.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
If from mere pride and love of the romantic a landlord make his estate a wilderness, the nation still suffers the damage.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, October 1879" by Various
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In news:

She's a real estate broker in Terre Haute, Indiana, but her story is one of unthinkable loss and suffering as a child at the hands of Nazi doctors.
But the real estate market isn't suffering as much here in the southeast as it is in other parts of the country.
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