forbearance

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

Definition of forbearance

  1. 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.

  2. 2 :  the act of forbearing :  patience He appreciated his wife's forbearances.

  3. 3 :  the quality of being forbearing :  leniency known … for her forbearance with her incorrigible husband — Willa Cather

Examples of forbearance in a Sentence

  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

Origin and Etymology of forbearance

see 1forbear


First Known Use: 1576


FORBEARANCE Defined for English Language Learners

forbearance

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

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


Law Dictionary

forbearance

noun for·bear·ance \fȯr-ˈbar-əns\
variants: also

forebearance

\fȯr-ˈbar-əns\

Legal Definition of forbearance

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



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