Forbearance

  • 1 forbearance — for·bear·ance also fore·bear·ance /fȯr bar əns/ n: a refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. forbearance …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Forbearance — For*bear ance, n. The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience. [1913 Webster] He soon shall find Forbearance no acquittance ere day end. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward offenders or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 forbearance — 1 long suffering, *patience, longanimity, resignation Analogous words: & Antonyms: see those at FORBEARANCE 2 2 tolerance, clemency, mercifulness, leniency, indulgence (see under FORBEARING) Analogous words: patience, long suffering, longanimity …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 forbearance — 1570s, originally legal, in reference to enforcement of debt obligations, from FORBEAR (Cf. forbear) (v.) + ANCE (Cf. ance). General sense of refraining from is from 1590s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 forbearance — [n] resisting, avoidance abstinence, endurance, fortitude, going easy on*, living with*, longanimity, moderation, patience, patientness, refraining, resignation, restraint, self control, temperance, tolerance; concepts 410,633 Ant. continuation,… …

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  • 6 forbearance — ► NOUN 1) patient self control and restraint. 2) tolerance …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 forbearance — [fôr ber′əns] n. 1. the act of forbearing 2. the quality of being forbearing; self control; patient restraint 3. 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… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Forbearance — In the context of a mortgage process, forbearance is a special agreement between the lender and the borrower in order to delay a foreclosure. Loan borrowers sometimes have problems with their payments due to unexpected circumstances. This may… …

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  • 9 Forbearance — A postponement of loan payments, granted by a lender or creditor, for a temporary period of time. This is done to give the borrower time to make up for overdue payments. Basically, forbearance allows the borrower to put a temporary hold on his or …

    Investment dictionary

  • 10 forbearance — [[t]fɔː(r)be͟ərəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT (approval) If you say that someone has shown forbearance, you admire them for behaving in a calm and sensible way about something that they have a right to be very upset or angry about. [FORMAL] She remembered… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 forbearance — noun (U) formal patience, self control, and willingness to forgive someone: Higgins accepted the decision with commendable forbearance …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 forbearance — noun we are proud of the forbearance you have demonstrated during these difficult weeks Syn: tolerance, patience, resignation, endurance, fortitude, stoicism; leniency, clemency, indulgence; restraint, self restraint, self control See note at… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 forbearance — Refraining from doing something that one has a legal right to do. Giving of further time for repayment of obligation or agreement not to enforce claim at its due date. Crestwood Lumber Co. v. Citizens Sav. & Loan Ass n, 83 C.A.3d 819, 148… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 forbearance — Refraining from doing something that one has a legal right to do. Giving of further time for repayment of obligation or agreement not to enforce claim at its due date. Crestwood Lumber Co. v. Citizens Sav. & Loan Ass n, 83 C.A.3d 819, 148… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 forbearance — noun Date: 1576 1. a refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due 2. the act of forbearing ; patience 3. the quality of being forbearing ; leniency …

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  • 16 forbearance — /fawr bair euhns/, n. 1. the act of forbearing; a refraining from something. 2. forbearing conduct or quality; patient endurance; self control. 3. an abstaining from the enforcement of a right. 4. a creditor s giving of indulgence after the day… …

    Universalium

  • 17 forbearance — noun a) Restraint under provocation. b) A refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due. See Also: forbear …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 forbearance — Synonyms and related words: abandonment, abeyance, abjuration, abjurement, abnegation, acceptance, avoidance, avoiding reaction, benevolence, cessation, charitableness, charity, circumvention, clemency, clementness, cold storage, commiseration,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 forbearance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. [self ]restraint; patience, long suffering; temperance, clemency, leniency; mercy, pardon. See avoidance, disuse, resignation. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. restraint, self control, tolerance; see… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 forbearance — for|bear|ance [fo:ˈbeərəns US fo:rˈber ] n [U] formal the quality of being patient, able to control your emotions, and willing to forgive someone who has upset you …

    Dictionary of contemporary English