Definition of Forbearance

1. Noun. Good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence.

Exact synonyms: Longanimity, Patience
Generic synonyms: Good Nature
Derivative terms: Longanimous, Patient
Antonyms: Impatience



2. Noun. A delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting. "His forbearance to reply was alarming"
Generic synonyms: Delay, Holdup
Derivative terms: Forbear

Definition of Forbearance

1. n. The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience.

Definition of Forbearance

1. Noun. Restraint under provocation. ¹

2. Noun. A refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forbearance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forbearance

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foray
foray into
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forayer
forayers
foraying
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forb
forbad
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forbar
forbare
forbathe
forbear
forbearance (current term)
forbearances
forbearant
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forbearers
forbearing
forbearingly
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forbeat
forbid
forbidal
forbidals
forbiddance
forbiddances

Literary usage of Forbearance

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1. Principles of the Law of Contract: With a Chapter on the Law of Agency by William Reynell Anson, Arthur Linton Corbin (1919)
"forbearance to sue. Cases occur in which it is hard to determine whether the ... A good illustration of such cases is afforded by promises of forbearance to ..."

2. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1885)
"The term ' forbearance ' (as it is often used) is restricted to ... 77 It is not perhaps rigidly true that every forbearance is preceded or accompanied by ..."

3. Handbook of the Law of Contracts by William Lawrence Clark, Archibald Hall Throckmorton (1914)
"These cases are for consideration in a subsequent chapter.7* SAME—forbearance TO EXERCISE A RIGHT forbearance or a promise to forbear from doing what one is ..."

4. Principles of Contract: A Treatise on the General Principles Concerning the by Frederick Pollock (1889)
"Low or forbearance of rights as consideration. ... The loss or abandonment of any right, or the forbearance to exercise it for a definite or ascertainable ..."

5. The Foundations of Legal Liability: A Presentation of the Theory and by Thomas Atkins Street (1906)
"forbearance to Prosecute Invalid Claim. ance to . For more than two hundred years the opinion prevailed Forbear- that forbearance to prosecute an invalid ..."

6. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"the forbearance of civility, and, at the request of the gentlemen, remained at the instrument till her ladyship's carriage was ready to take them all home. ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"It is impossible to contend that this last forbearance could be a good ... For as where the forbearance is stated to be of the defendant himself, ..."

8. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander Kinglake (1877)
"II. their forbearance. The choice offered to Lord Raglan. landing-place swarmed ... The French acted, however, with great forbearance ; and nothing, indeed, ..."

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