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SUFFER Definition & Legal Meaning

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To sufTer an act to be done, by a person who can prevent it, is to permit or consent to it; to approve of it, and not to hinder it. It implies a willingness of the mind. See In re Rome Planing Mill (C. C.) 0G Fed. 815; Wilson v. Nelson, 1S3 U. S. 101, 22 Sup. Ct. 74, 40 L. Ed. 147; Selleck v. Selleck, 10 Conn. 505; Gregory v. U. S., 10 Fed. Cas. 1197; In re Thomas (D. C.) 103 Fed. 274.


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