Forbearance meaning

fôr-bârəns
The quality of being forbearing; self-control; patient restraint.
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Tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation; patience.
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Forbearance is defined as patience or is a legal agreement to stop payments on a debt for a period of time.

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.

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(law) The act of giving a debtor more time to pay rather than immediately enforcing a debt that is due.
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N. the act of delaying enforcement of a legal right, as with a creditor who grants the debtor extension of time to pay.
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A refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due.
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The act of forbearing.
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(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.
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Origin of forbearance

  • From forbear +‎ -ance.

    From Wiktionary