Simple Definition of forbearance
: the quality of someone who is patient and able to deal with a difficult person or situation without becoming angry
Examples of forbearance in a sentence
He showed great forbearance in his dealings with them.
<we thank you for your forbearance while we attend to the technical difficulties interrupting the TV program>
First Known Use of forbearance
Legal Definition of forbearance
: a refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due
Variants of forbearance
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