Definition of forbearance
1 : a refraining from the enforcement of something (such as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due The policy povides a means of forbearance for borrowers meeting certain criteria.
3 : the quality of being forbearing : leniency known … for her forbearance with her incorrigible husband — Willa Cather
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
Recent Examples of forbearance from the Web
In valuing his beloved elf above all else, Beren’s heroism becomes one of sacrifice and forbearance.
Nourse recommends trying to negotiate lower payments or forbearance with creditors, because skipping a payment on any credit account can damage credit scores.
Against that backdrop, months passed without Africa Command carrying out strikes under the new authorities — a surprising forbearance that seemingly came to an end on Sunday.
Interest still accrues, though, and has grown by $17,667 since the forbearance began.
The state also shared in an additional $150 million with two other states that went toward mortgage forgiveness and forbearance, low- to- moderate-income lending, community reinvestment and affordable rental housing.
As part of the settlement, Deutsche Bank will offer loan forgiveness or forbearance to consumers who are behind on payments or owe more than their home is worth.
Many a mother or widow at Decoration Day observances strained for forbearance of endless expressions of joyous death on the altars of national survival or Confederate glory.
Now the entire free world stands united in grief and forbearance with Manchester, against the forces of evil.
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FORBEARANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of forbearance for English Language Learners
: the quality of someone who is patient and able to deal with a difficult person or situation without becoming angry
Legal Definition of forbearance
: a refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due
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