Forbearance



[fawr-bair-uh ns] /fɔrˈbɛər əns/

noun
1.
the act of ; a refraining from something.
2.
conduct or quality; patient endurance; self-control.
3.
an abstaining from the enforcement of a right.
4.
a creditor’s giving of indulgence after the day originally fixed for payment.
/fɔːˈbɛərəns/
noun
1.
the act of forbearing
2.
self-control; patience
3.
(law) abstention from or postponement of the enforcement of a legal right, esp by a creditor allowing his debtor time to pay
n.

1570s, originally legal, in reference to enforcement of debt obligations, from forbear (v.) + -ance. General sense of “refraining from” is from 1590s.

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