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PATIENCE, n. pa'shens. [L. patientia, from patior, to suffer.]

1. The suffering of afflictions, pain, toil, calamity, provocation or other evil, with a calm, unruffled temper; endurance without murmuring or fretfulness. Patience may spring from constitutional fortitude, from a kind of heroic pride, or from christian submission to the divine will.

2. A calm temper which bears evils without murmuring or discontent.

3. The act or quality of waiting long for justice or expected good without discontent.

Have patience with me,and I will pay thee all. Matt.18.

4. Perseverance; constancy in labor or exertion.

He learnt with patience, and with meekness taught.

5. The quality of bearing offenses and injuries without anger or revenge.

His rage was kindled and his patience gone.

6. Sufferance; permission. [Not used.]

7. A plant, a species of rumex of dock.



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PATIENCE, n. pa'shens. [L. patientia, from patior, to suffer.]

1. The suffering of afflictions, pain, toil, calamity, provocation or other evil, with a calm, unruffled temper; endurance without murmuring or fretfulness. Patience may spring from constitutional fortitude, from a kind of heroic pride, or from christian submission to the divine will.

2. A calm temper which bears evils without murmuring or discontent.

3. The act or quality of waiting long for justice or expected good without discontent.

Have patience with me,and I will pay thee all. Matt.18.

4. Perseverance; constancy in labor or exertion.

He learnt with patience, and with meekness taught.

5. The quality of bearing offenses and injuries without anger or revenge.

His rage was kindled and his patience gone.

6. Sufferance; permission. [Not used.]

7. A plant, a species of rumex of dock.

PA'TIENCE, n. [pa'shens; Fr. from L. patientia, from patior, to suffer; It. pazienza; Sp. and Port. paciencia. The primary sense is continuance, holding out, from extending. Hence, we see the connection between pass, and L. pando, passus, and Gr. πατεω. See Pass.]

  1. The suffering of afflictions, pain, toil, calamity, provocation or other evil, with a calm, unruffled temper; endurance without murmuring or fretfulness. Patience may spring from constitutional fortitude, from a kind of heroic pride, or from Christian submission to the divine will.
  2. A calm temper which bears evils without murmuring or discontent.
  3. The act or quality of waiting long for justice or expected good without discontent Have patience with me and I will pay thee all. – Matth. xviii.
  4. Perseverance; constancy in labor or exertion. He learnt with patience, and with meekness taught. – Harte.
  5. The quality of bearing offenses and injuries without anger or revenge. His rage was kindled and his patience gone. – Harte.
  6. Sufferance; permission. [Not used.] – Hooker.
  7. A plant, a species of Rumex or dock. – Mortimer.

Pa"tience
  1. The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc.

    Strenthened with all might, . . . unto all patience and long-suffering. Col. i. 11.

    I must have patience to endure the load. Shak.

    Who hath learned lowliness
    From his Lord's cradle, patience from his cross.
    Keble.

  2. The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance.

    Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Matt. xviii. 29.

  3. Constancy in labor or application; perseverance.

    He learned with patience, and with meekness taught. Harte.

  4. Sufferance; permission.

    [Obs.] Hooker.

    They stay upon your patience. Shak.

  5. A kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.
  6. Solitaire.

    Syn. -- Patience, Resignation. Patience implies the quietness or self-possession of one's own spirit under sufferings, provocations, etc.; resignation implies submission to the will of another. The Stoic may have patience; the Christian should have both patience and resignation.

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Patience

PATIENCE, noun pa'shens. [Latin patientia, from patior, to suffer.]

1. The suffering of afflictions, pain, toil, calamity, provocation or other evil, with a calm, unruffled temper; endurance without murmuring or fretfulness. patience may spring from constitutional fortitude, from a kind of heroic pride, or from christian submission to the divine will.

2. A calm temper which bears evils without murmuring or discontent.

3. The act or quality of waiting long for justice or expected good without discontent.

Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Matthew 18:26.

4. Perseverance; constancy in labor or exertion.

He learnt with patience and with meekness taught.

5. The quality of bearing offenses and injuries without anger or revenge.

His rage was kindled and his patience gone.

6. Sufferance; permission. [Not used.]

7. A plant, a species of rumex of dock.

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