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forbearance

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noun for·bear·ance \fȯr-ˈber-ən(t)s, fər-\

Simple Definition of forbearance

  • : the quality of someone who is patient and able to deal with a difficult person or situation without becoming angry

Full Definition of forbearance

  1. 1 :  a refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due

  2. 2 :  the act of forbearing :  patience

  3. 3 :  the quality of being forbearing :  leniency

Examples of forbearance

  1. He showed great forbearance in his dealings with them.

  2. <we thank you for your forbearance while we attend to the technical difficulties interrupting the TV program>



1576

First Known Use of forbearance

1576



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