Etymology
Advertisement

forbearance (n.)

1570s, originally legal, in reference to enforcement of debt obligations, from forbear (v.) + -ance. General sense of "a refraining from" is from 1590s.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of forbearance

forbearance (n.)
good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence;
Synonyms: patience / longanimity
forbearance (n.)
a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting;
his forbearance to reply was alarming
From wordnet.princeton.edu

Dictionary entries near forbearance

forasmuch

foray

forb

forbade

forbear

forbearance

Forbes

forbid

forbidding

forbore

force