Definition of forbearance
- The policy provides a means of forbearance for borrowers meeting certain criteria.
- known … for her forbearance with her incorrigible husband
- —Willa Cather
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
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: the quality of someone who is patient and able to deal with a difficult person or situation without becoming angry
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