noun imprisonment (especially for a long time)
duration, fr. L. durans
, p. pr. durare
to endure, last. See Dure
, and cf. Durant
- Continuance; duration. See Endurance. Archaic
Of how short durance was this new-made state!
- Imprisonment; restraint of the person; custody by a jailer; duress. Shak. "Durance vile."
In durance, exile, Bedlam or the mint.
- (a) A stout cloth stuff, formerly made in imitation of buff leather and used for garments; a sort of tammy or everlasting.
Where didst thou buy this buff? let me not live but I will give thee a good suit of durance.
(b) In modern manufacture, a worsted of one color used for window blinds and similar purposes.
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