sufferance (n.)
permission, consent, acquiescence, say-so
3H6 I.i.234[Queen to King] Thou hast ... given unto the house of York such head / As thou shalt reign but by their sufferance
AYL II.ii.3[Duke Frederick to all] some villains of my court / Are of consent and sufferance in this [i.e. have been accomplices]
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