Definitions of forbearance

  1. good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting; "his forbearance to reply was alarming" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward offenders or enemies; long-suffering. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Voluntarily refraining from doing something, such as asserting a legal right. For example, a creditor may forbear on its right to collect a debt by temporarily postponing or reducing the borrower's payments.
  6. Patience; indulgence; selfcommand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Exercise of patience; command of temper; clemency. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Act of refraining; patience. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act of forbearing; abstinence; command of temper; exercise of patience; lenity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Lenity: restraint of temper; exercise of patience. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. The act of abstaining from proceeding against a delinquent debtor;delay in exacting the enforcement of a right; indulgence granted to a debtor. Reynolds v. Ward, 5 Wend. (N. Y.) 504; Dierks v. Kennedy, 16 N. J. Eq. 211; Dry Dock Bank v American Life Ins., etc., Co., 3 N. Y. 354.Refraining from action. The term is used in this sense in general jurisprudence, in contradistinction to “act.” thelawdictionary.org
  12. n. Act of restraining or abstaining from;—restraint of temper; command of passions;—exercise of patience; long-suffering;—indulgence to those who injure us; delay of punishment. Cabinet Dictionary
  13. The care of avoiding or shunning any thing; intermission of something; command of temper; lenity, delay of punishment, mildness. Complete Dictionary