Definition of long-sufferance in English:

long-sufferance

noun

rare
  • Long-suffering.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From long + sufferance, ultimately rendering Hellenistic Greek μακροθυμία.

Pronunciation

long-sufferance

/ˌlɒŋˈsʌf(ə)r(ə)ns//ˌlɒŋˈsʌf(ə)rəns/