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Suffer

To admit, allow, or permit.

The term suffer is used to convey the idea of Acquiescence, passivity, indifference, or abstention from preventive action, as opposed to the taking of an affirmative step.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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I will then argue that violence and vengeance result specifically from the memory of suffering from, not suffering for.
Calif., to provide aquatic therapy for veterans suffering from brain and spinal injuries, neurological disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and other physical maladies.
Consequently, it follows that such guidelines would help in establishing a legal standard of care in the treatment of elderly and terminally ill patients suffering from intractable pain.
An employer should request that the employee provide medical information indicating: whether the employee was seen by a physician; whether the physician made any objective findings; whether the stress the employee is suffering from will reoccur; whether medication was prescribed; the type and nature of any restrictions; the expected duration of any restrictions; whether the physician is aware of the employer's modified work program, as described (if there is one); whether the physician is aware of the duties and tasks normally performed by the employee, as described; and whether, given the restrictions, modified work program or job description, the employee is able to return to work.
If human suffering from economic sanctions can advance a policy goal that would lead to less suffering in the long term, one could make the case that it was morally justified.
The trial, which is being sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, will pit the Kira brand against both a placebo and a popular antidepressant for eight weeks in 336 patients suffering from moderate to severe depression.
"Some of these children were labeled as suffering from mild cases of fetal alcohol effects, when in fact they have something entirely different," says H.
Finally, the law expands the circumstances under which a TAO may be issued if a taxpayer is suffering from or about to suffer from a significant hardship.
Jack Kevorkian was acquitted of charges stemming from his continuing efforts to help the terminally ill or those suffering from acute chronic pain put an end to their agony.
Public Health Service in Rockville, Md., emphasizes the drug's beneficial role for people suffering from a condition known as atrial fibrillation (AF).
But the relief of suffering has recently become a more pressing imperative because of the increasing dominance of chronic diseases resulting both from medicine's successes and demographic shifts; in addition, social changes in the last generation have removed suffering from the almost exclusively private domain it occupied in the past to a more public view, where demands for its recognition and relief have become acceptable.