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forbearance

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

: 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
:  a refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due
2
:  the act of forbearing :  patience
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>

First Known Use of FORBEARANCE

1576

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