Definition of forbearance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

forbearance

 noun
noun
NAmE//fɔrˈbɛrəns//
 
, NAmE//fərˈbɛrəns//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the quality of being patient and sympathetic toward other people, especially when they have done something wrong The mortgage company had acted with forebearance, only taking them to court as a last resort.
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