En*dur"ance (?), n. [Cf. OF. endurance. See Endure.]
A state or quality of lasting or duration; lastingness; continuance.
Slurring with an evasive answer the question concerning the endurance of his own possession.
Sir W. Scott.
The act of bearing or suffering; a continuing under pain or distress without resistance, or without being overcome; sufferance; patience.
Their fortitude was most admirable in their patience and endurance of all evils, of pain and of death.
Sir W. Temple.
Syn. -- Suffering; patience; fortitude; resignation.
© Webster 1913.