forbearance forbearance  /fɔr ˈbɛ rəns/


  1. (n) good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
  2. (n) a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting



  1. But when Rickey read to him from The Life of Christ, Jackie understood the wisdom and the necessity of forbearance.
  2. He needed six years and three schools to get through high school, and managed to graduate from Brown University only through the forbearance of a sympathetic dean.
  3. The older boy reads on with gentle forbearance.


  1. Tamerlane Announces Amendment to Forbearance Agreement in Respect of Senior Secured Bridge Loans

    Tamerlane Ventures Inc.  announces that it has executed an amendment to the Forbearance Agreement regarding the Company's US$10 million senior secured bridge loans with its lender and...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Fitch Reviews Realized Losses in RMBS Trusts Previously Serviced by Homeward Residential

    Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: U.S. RMBS Ocwen Forbearance Rating Actions for June 10, 2013
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Mr Martin said the priest had "displayed great forbearance in enduring more than a month in captivity, in spite of his age and difficult health", Associated Press news agency reported.
    on Nov 11, 2009 By: Micheal Martin Source: BBC News

  2. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the White House had agreed to four Democratic principles for the bailout bill -- covering "forbearance, oversight, equity, and executive pay."
    on Sep 25, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: AFP

  3. "We thank our riders for their patience and forbearance," Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Roger Toussaint said.
    on Dec 23, 2005 By: Roger Toussaint Source: USA Today

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