Tol"er*ance, n. 1.
(Forestry) Capability of growth in more or less
2. Allowed amount of variation from the
standard or from exact conformity to the specified dimensions,
weight, etc., as in various mechanical operations; specif.:
(Coinage) The amount which coins, either singly or in
lots, are legally allowed to vary above or below the standard of
weight or fineness.
Tol"er*ance (?), n. [L. tolerantia:
cf. F. tolérance.] 1. The power or
capacity of enduring; the act of enduring; endurance.
Diogenes, one frosty morning, came into the market place,
shaking, to show his tolerance. Bacon.
2. The endurance of the presence or actions of
objectionable persons, or of the expression of offensive opinions;
3. (Med.) The power possessed or acquired by
some persons of bearing doses of medicine which in ordinary cases would
prove injurious or fatal.
Tolerance of the mint. (Coinage) Same as
Remedy of the mint. See under Remedy.