- the act of forbearing
- the quality of being forbearing; self-control; patient restraint
- Law the act by which a creditor extends time for payment of a debt or forgoes for a time the right to enforce legal action on the debt
- An example of forbearance is keeping quiet when an elderly person refuses to participate in an activity.
- An example of forbearance is when you do not have to pay your student loans until you graduate.
Forbearance is defined as patience or is a legal agreement to stop payments on a debt for a period of time.
- Tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation; patience.
- Law The act of giving a debtor more time to pay rather than immediately enforcing a debt that is due.
forbearance - Legal Definition
n. the act of delaying enforcement of a legal right, as with a creditor who grants the debtor extension of time to pay.
- Disclosed it is invariably on the side of forbearance and of moderation.
- He treated them all with forbearance, and it is said that when the correspondence of Cassius was brought him he burnt it without reading it.
- He was merciful as a conqueror, stern as a disciplinarian, enterprising and wary as a general; while his courage, loyalty and forbearance seem to have been almost unsullied.
- Yet positive repudiation is very rare though compromises are not uncommon, and a good many illogical arrangements are made that imply forbearance and amity.
- Gibbon, however, regrets that the style of his pamphlet was too acrimonious; and this regret, considering his antagonist's slight claims to forbearance, is creditable to him.