Definition of forbearance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fɔːˈbeərəns//
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈberəns//
[uncountable] (formal)
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the quality of being patient and sympathetic towards other people, especially when they have done something wrong The mortgage company had acted with forbearance, only taking them to court as a last resort. We are very grateful for the cooperation and forbearance of all the staff.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: forbearance