Definition of forbearance in English:

forbearance

Syllabification: for·bear·ance
Pronunciation: /fôrˈberəns, fər-
 
/

noun

formal
  • 1Patient self-control; restraint and tolerance: forbearance from taking action
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    • In all probability, patience, forbearance, and restraint would have conquered their hearts.
    • He too joined in the thanks and compliments to the count staff and thanked the candidates and their agents for their courtesy, patience and forbearance throughout a long and arduous process.
    • If we are asking for forbearance from our patrons then we must show our commitment to them.
    Synonyms
    tolerance, patience, resignation, endurance, fortitude, stoicism; leniency, clemency, indulgence; restraint, self-restraint, self-control
  • 1.1 Law The action of refraining from exercising a legal right, especially enforcing the payment of a debt.
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    • The message of this judgment is that when promises of payment on pleas for forbearance are made, the commercial creditor is well advised to ask to have an agreement in writing signed by the promisee.
    • Whether it be called waiver or forbearance on his part, or an agreed variation of substituted performance, does not matter.
    • The remuneration had allegedly been paid at a time when the company was known by its directors to be making losses and to be unable to pay its debts without forbearance from its creditors, but there was no allegation of fraud.

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