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Meaning of forbearance

for•bear•ance

Pronunciation: (fôr-bâr'uns), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of forbearing; a refraining from something.
  2. forbearing 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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